Peru 1959 1/2 sol
The half sol denomination was originally occupied by the silver medio sol, struck 1907-17. It was superseded by a billon coin in 1922, which was replaced by a brass type in 1935. This type, issued 1943-65, is common altho unspotted uncirculated specimens are scarce. It is accompanied by brass five, ten and twenty centavos. Various brass half sol coins, of ever shrinking diameter, were struck until 1976.
Recorded mintage: 3,609,000.
Specification: 7.5 g, brass, 27 mm diameter, reeded edge.
Catalog reference: KM 220.5.
- 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.