1874 Crown Size Silver Coin from Peru One or Un Sol Seated Liberty Facing Right
Description: A beautiful extremely fine or better Peruvian silver crown size coin. This is the 1874 Republic of Peru One or Un Sol silver coin. The coin depicts the Liberty seated and facing right. Liberty is holding a staff in one hand and a shield that is sitting on the ground in the other on the obverse. The obverse has the legend "FIRM E Y FELIZ POR LA UNION" surrounding the seated liberty and the denomination below her. The reverse has the Peruvian arms within springs and having a small wreath above it. The reverse has the legend "REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA 9 DECIMOS FINO Y.J" surrounding the arms and the date 1874 below it. This is a large and heavy coin with a reeded edge. It still retains some of its luster and has great eye appeal. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Lima, Peru.
Size and Weight: This is a one sol, which is approximately 37 mm in diameter and weighs ~25 gm of 90%25 silver. The coin has a reeded edge.
References: It is KM #196.3.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice extremely fine or better. The details are all well preserved and readable and the Liberty's figure is just beautiful and shows the details of her head and dress as well as her facial features very well. The arms on the reverse is also in a nice preserved condition showing all of its details very well. The coin retains some of its original luster and is problem free. It does have some minor scratches, bag marks, a few minor dings to the edge, and some soiling especially on the reverse, but nothing to worry about. It has some dark staining on the reverse (see photos) and general even wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. It is better than the scan shows. The coin has nice eye appeal and is great looking. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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