1833, Peru (Republic). Beautiful Gold ½ Escudo Coin. (1.67gm!) Lima mint!
Mint Year: 1834 Mint Place: Lima (Peru) Denomination: ½ Escudo Reference: Friedberg 61, KM-146.1. Condition: Tooling spot (removed suspension loop) on edge at 12 o'clock (see edge photograph!), otherwise nice XF+ Material: Gold (.875) Diameter: 15mm Weight: 1.67gm
Obverse: Round arms of the Republic of Peru. Reverse: Mint name (Lima) above wreath and date (1833). Legend: LIMA . M . M . - . 1833 .
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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