Peru 1955 50 soles

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 3771
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3771 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,064. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 50 Soles, 1955. Brilliant Uncirculated." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, ten, twenty and hundred soles.

Recorded mintage: 1,898.

Specification: 23.405 g, .900 fine gold, .677 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 230, Fr-79.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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