Peruvian peseta

The peseta was a short-lived denomination issued by Peru between 1880 and 1882. The peseta was subdivided into 2 reales, with 5 pesetas equal to 1 sol. The sol continued to be produced during this period and was not replaced by the peseta.


Silver coins were issued by the Lima mint in 1880 for 1 and 5 pesetas, with further issues of 5 pesetas made in 1881 and 1882 by the Ayacucho mint. A small number of ½ real coins was minted in 1882, also at the Ayacucho mint.

Peruvian peseta
peseta peruana (Spanish)
Date of introduction1880
Date of withdrawal1882
User(s) Peru
Value5 pesetas = 1 sol
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.


  • Krause, Chester L.; Clifford Mishler (1991). Standard Catalog of World Coins: 1801–1991 (18th ed.). Krause Publications. ISBN 0873411501.

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