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Obverse of 1869 Peru Silver 1 Sol
Obverse of 1869 Peru Silver 1 Sol


Reverse of 1869 Peru Silver 1 Sol
Reverse of 1869 Peru Silver 1 Sol
Weight adjustment marks make an interesting feature of this coin

Obverse of 1880 Peru Silver Peseta Obverse of 1880 Peru Silver Peseta

Reverse of 1880 Peru Silver Peseta Reverse of 1880 Peru Silver Peseta

Obverse of 1900 Peru Silver Dinero Obverse of 1900 Peru Silver Dinero

Reverse of 1900 Peru Silver Dinero Reverse of 1900 Peru Silver Dinero

Obverse of 1964 Peru Silver 1 Sol
Obverse of 1964 Peru Silver 1 Sol

Reverse of 1964 Peru Silver 1 Sol
Reverse of 1964 Peru Silver 1 Sol

Peru (Spanish: Perú, Quechua: Piruw, Aymara: Piruw), officially the Republic of Peru (Spanish: República del Perú), is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century and established a Viceroyalty, which included most of its South American colonies. After achieving independence in 1821, Peru has undergone periods of political unrest and fiscal crisis as well as periods of stability and economic upswing.
Peru is a representative democratic republic divided into 25 regions. Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical forests of the Amazon Basin. It is a developing country with a medium Human Development Index score and a poverty level around 40%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, and manufacturing of products such as textiles.
The Peruvian population, estimated at 28 million, is multiethnic, including Amerindians, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages. This mixture of cultural traditions has resulted in a wide diversity of expressions in fields such as art, cuisine, literature, and music.

Peruvian Coins
The Incas did not get round to using coins, which were introduced by the Spanish.
Silver was discovered in 1545 at Potosi which is now in Bolivia, but was then known as Alto Perú (Upper Peru), and a mint was established there shortly afterwards. This mint operated intermittently at times. Bolivia became independent of Peru in 1825.
In Spanish there is still a saying, valer un potosí, "to be worth a potosí" (that is, "a fortune").

YearDenominationDiameterWeightAlloySilver Content
1869Un (1) Sol37.425.00.900 Silver.7234
1880Peseta225.00.900 Silver0.1447
1900Dinero172.50.900 Silver0.0723
1964Un (1) Sol37.4 Brass 

Denomination = Face Value of Coin
Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Total weight in grams
Silver Content = Actual fine silver content in troy ounces.

Peruvian Coins For Sale
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DateDenominationDescriptionMintageGradeAvailabilityPrice £Price $Price €
1869Un SolLiberty Seated, Lima MintN/Aabout VFAsk £20$
1880PesetaLima MintN/Aabout VFAsk £20$
1900DineroLima MintN/Aabout VFAsk £20$
1964Un SolLima Mint550,000 Ask £20$

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