Peru, 1 sol, 1968

Look out! There are llamas!

Peru, 1 sol de oro, 1968 (KM #248)

It’s a large brass coin from a dead currency; the Peruvian Sol has been replaced, twice. The design has very high relief for a modern coin, giving it a nice tactile feel, and it has some nice heft to it, but the off-center text is crammed in next to the llama on the reverse in a very amateur and unprofessional way. C+ for effort, guys.

Exact mintage is 12,260,000
Metal Brass
Diameter 27 mm
Engraver Pareja (reverse)
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment
Demonetized yes


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