Peru 1919 libra

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5139
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This specimen was lot 5139 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $443. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. Libra, 1919. Indian head. Uncirculated. The Victor Jaramillo Collection." The gold libra superseded the silver sol as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898. The libra weighed the same as a British sovereign and equalled ten soles. The type was struck until 1930 and again 1959-69, along with 1/5 libras and 1/2 libras.

Recorded mintage: ___,000.

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .2354 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-73, KM 207.


  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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