1834, Peru (Republic). Beautiful Large Silver 8 Reales Coin.
Mint Year: 1834 Mint Place: Lima (Peru) Denomination: 8 Reales Reference: 1834, KM-142.3.
Material: Silver (.903) Weight: 27.11gm Diameter: 39mm
Obverse: Large figure of liberty, holding cap on stick and shield with liberty inscription. Legend: FIRME Y FELIZ – POR LA UNION .
Reverse: Wreath above split shield of Peru, wreath around. Legend: REPUB . PERUANA . (LIMAE as monogram) . 8R . M . M . 1834 .
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.