1880, Peru (Republic). Large Silver 5 Pesetas Coin.
Mint Year: 1880
Denomination: 5 Pesetas
Mint Place: Brussels (B.)
Material: Silver (.900)
Obverse: Female wreathed head left, wearing large earrings and pearl-necklace. Date (1880) below.
Legend: PROSPERIDAD Y PODER POR LA JUSTICIA
Reverse: Illuminated wreath above shield with coat-of-arms of the Republic of Peru. All within sprays . Mint initial (B.) below.
Legend: REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA . 9 DECIMOS FINO B.F. * CINCO PESETAS *
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.