1924, Peru (Republic). Large Silver 1 Sol (5 Decimos) Coin. VF+
Condition: VF+ Mint Year: 1924 References: KM-218.1. Denomination: 1 Sol (5 decimos) Mint Place: Struck at the Philadelphia for the Lima mint in Peru Material: Silver (.500) Diameter: 37mm Weight: 24.8gm
Obverse: Togate personification of the Republic seated beneath wreath ona column, holding stick topped by liberty cap, and leaning on shield. Comment: Inscribed band ("LIBER-TAD") around column in incuse. Legend: FIRME Y FELIZ POR LA UNION / UN SOL Reverse: Wreath above shield with coat-of-arms of the Republic of Peru. All within sprays . Date below. Legend: REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA 5 DECIMOS FINO 1924
Peru declared its independence in 1821 and the city of Cusco maintained its importance within the administrative structure of the of the country. Upon independence, the Department of Cusco was created and at the time maintained authority over territory extending to the Brazilian border. The city of Cusco was made capital of the department and subsequently became the most important city in the south-eastern Andean region.
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