Peru 1925 sol
The specimen shown is one of a sub-type struck only in 1914-15, but using the basic design used 1864-1896 and again from 1914-1916 at the Lima mint for Peru. There are many varieties and subtypes of this basic design. For 1924-35, the silver fineness was reduced to 0.500, though the same design was used. This specimen was lot 24630 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $720. The catalog description noted, "PERU. Sol, 1925 Large Letters. NGC MS-64. Tied with one other as finest graded at NGC. Good strike, lustrous and attractive. From the Alex Siegel Collection."
Recorded mintage: 1,004,999, a common date.
Specification: 25 g, 0.500 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-218.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.