Haiti 1981-R 100 gourdes KM-160
This specimen was part of lot 25067 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), which sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold and silver Proof Set 1981-R, 7-piece set, certified by NGC as follows: the three 500 Gourdes gold pieces: FAO - Productivity PF67 Ultra Cameo, FAO - Development PF69 Ultra Cameo and FAO - Harvesters PF68 Ultra Cameo; the gold 1000 Gourdes FAO - United Nationality PF Ultra Cameo; and the silver Infants PR68 Ultra Cameo, Woman and Man PR68 Ultra Cameo and Nurse and Infant PR68 Ultra Cameo. Handsome quality, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 'President for Life' Jean-Claude Duvalier (ruled 1971-86), whose portrait graces the obverse. Reverses are unintentional satire, celebrating the various claimed social justices and social accomplishments of one of the most monstrous dictators of the 20th century, presently under house arrest in Haiti and currently being tried for his countless heinous crimes against his people. A rare set with a reported mintage of 10 that may become historically important in the future and the finest set certified to date by far. Proof set comes with original case." While the Haitian people starved, the regime issued numerous silver and gold commemoratives which were issued to insiders and sold abroad.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 40 g, .900 silver, 1.189 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 160, KM-PS20 (set).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.