1894TF Peru 1 Sol PCGS MS63
The region now known as Peru has a rich and turbulent history. The Inca built a vast empire with many wondrous advancements. The violent European conquest eventually made the region a colony of Spain and many of the famed 8 reales coins were minted in Lima. As Peru sought independence from Spain, they were challenged by yet more conflicts during the 1800's. In the late 1800's a period of rebuilding began in which virtually all aspects of the republic were reformed. The coinage of this period depicts a seated woman on the obverse and the state shield on the reverse. The monetary unit in use at this time was the Sol and fractional denominations of 1/2 and 1/5 Sol as well as Dinero (1/10 Sol) and 1/2 Dinero.
The Sol of this design was minted between 1864 and 1935. On most of the Peruvian coinage of this time you can find two letters on the coin near the date which identify the mint assayer responsible for the coin. TF in this case.
This coin is well struck with brilliant luster and minimal marks. An excellent example.
1894TF Peru 1 Sol
Composition: 0.900 fine silver 0.7234 troy oz ASW
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