Peru 1950 10 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The ten centavos denomination was originally occupied by the silver dinero, struck 1863-1917. It was superseded by a copper-nickel coin in 1918, which was replaced by a brass type in 1942 when World War Two drove up the price of nickel. This sub-type, issued 1945-51, features a numeric date. It is accompanied by brass five and twenty centavos. In 1951, the weight was reduced to 2.7 g and struck to that standard until 1965.

Recorded mintage: 5,298,000.

Specification: 3 g, brass, 20 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 226.2.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Yabar Acuña, Francisco, Monedas Fiduciaras del Peru, 1822-2000, Lima, 2001.

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