1826, Peru (Republic). Beautiful Silver 8 Reales Coin. Small Liberty. Lima Mint!
Mint Year: 1826 Mint Place: Lima Denomination: 8 Reales Reference: 1826-JM, KM-142.1. R! Condition: Minor marginal planchet imperfection at 7 o'clock (reverse), graffiti scratches (a numeral 8) in obverse left field, otherwise a nice XF! Material: Silver (.903) Diameter: 40mm Weight: 26.42gm
Obverse: Small figure of Lady Liberty, holding cap on stick and shield with "LIBERTAD" inscription. Legend: POR LA UNION . FIRME Y FELIZ
Reverse: Wreath above shield with coat-of-arms of Peru within wreath. Latin Legend: REPUB . PERUANA . LIMA (monogram) . 8R . M . J . 1826 .
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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