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  • 50 Centimos 1991-2017, KM# 307, Peru
  • 50 Centimos 1991-2017, KM# 307, Peru, KM# 307.1: with Braille
  • 50 Centimos 1991-2017, KM# 307, Peru, KM# 307.4 (obv): PERÚ
  • 50 Centimos 1991-2017, KM# 307, Peru, KM# 307.4 (rev): without Braille, CÉNTIMOS
Obverse

Peruvian coat of arms consisting of three elements: the top left section shows the vicuña, the national animal, representing the fauna of Peru; the tree in the top right section is the cinchona tree (the source of quinine, a powerful anti-malarial drug and the key flavorant in tonic water), representing the national flora; and the bottom cornucopia with coins spilling from it, represents the mineral resources of the country. It has a palm branch on its left and an laurel one on its right, tied by a ribbon, as well as a Holm oak Civic Crown above it. These represent God, gold, and glory.

There are two variants with and without accent above U: PERU and PERÚ.

BANCO CENTRAL DE RESERVA DEL PERU
1994

Reverse

Written value flanked by sprig and monogram within octagon.

The symbol LMA on the right represents the mark of the National Mint on a background of vertical lines.

There are variations:
• with and without Braile
• with and without accent above E: CENTIMOS and CÉNTIMOS

50
CENTIMOS

Edge

50 Centimos

KM# 307
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 5.52 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.65 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 307.1, KM# 307.2, KM# 307.3, KM# 307.4
Mint
Lima Mint

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