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Commemorative or Proof  

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  1. 1. Please vote: Commemorative or Proof

    • Commemorative Set
    • Proof Set

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Please assist if you can. Any input is appreciated. 

I am trying to identify this 1965 - 6 coin Peru coin set in cello.(see pictures below)  I have been able to identify all the coins as far as being "commemorative". Five coins in the set includes the 5, 10, 25 Centavo and a  1/2 Sol and a 1 Sol, all struck in brass. It also includes a 6th coin ; a Veinte (20) Soles struck in .9000 Silver. 


Question: Is this just a 6 coin commemorative set of the 400th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIMA MINT or is it possible that it is a "proof" set ?


I understand how to tell the difference in sets of coins from the USA. I have begun to collect world coins and  I am having a hard time telling the difference.

Thank you !!!


Ref: http://www.joelscoins.com/latinamerica.htm#lima




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I am unfamiliar with this set. If this was a French set I think it would be called Fleur de Coin. I have several French sets labeled as such. They are not business strike nor a true proof. The best I have been able to come up with is more like a Specimen strike.

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It's a set of commemorative coins but they were not struck as mirror-finish proof coins.

I bought their set of commemorative Magic Lima Beans, but delayed planting them. Probably won't grow into food for golden egg laying geese....  :(


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