Condition: VF Mint Year: 1836 Denomination: 4 Reales Reference: 1836-Cuz/Br, KM-151.1. Mint Place: CUZCO (The Historical Capital of Peru!). Material: Silver (.903) Diameter: 33mm Weight: 13.2gm
Obverse: Large figure of liberty, holding cap on stick and shield with liberty inscription. Legend: POR LA UNION . FIRME Y FELIZ Reverse: Wreath above split shield of Peru, wreath around. Legend: REPUB . PERUANA . CUZ . 4R . B . 1836 .
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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