1880, Peru (Republic). Silver 1 Peseta Coin. (AU++) Variety without dot after B!
Mint Year: 1880 Reference: KM-200.1. Denomination: 1 Peseta Mint Place: Brussels (B.) Condition: Toned, with minor deposits on edge, otherwise a nice AU++ Material: Silver (.900) Diameter: 23mm Weight: 4.94gm
Obverse: Female wreathed head left, wearing large earrings and pearl-necklace. Date (1880) below. Legend: PROSPERIDAD Y PODER POR LA JUSTICIA Reverse: Illuminated wreath above shield with coat-of-arms of the Republic of Peru. All within sprays . Mint initial (B) without dot below. Legend: REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA . 9 DECIMOS FINO B.F. * UNA PESETA *
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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