Peru 1912-FG dinero
This dinero, the equivalent of a dime, was struck in Lima in 1912. Most issued after 1898 were made from melted down one sol coins. Varieties and overdates abound; for 1912, assayer varieties FG/JF and FG/JG are recorded and a 1912/02 overdate. A earlier type, with a slightly different figure of seated Liberty, was issued 1863-64. The silver coin was replaced in 1918 by a copper-nickel five centavos.
Recorded mintage: 400,000.
Specification: 2.50 g, .900 fine silver, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 204.2.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.