Peru 1959 20 soles

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Goldberg sale 65, lot 4544
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 4544 in Goldberg sale 65 (Los Angeles, September 2011), where it sold for $575. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 20 Soles, 1959. Liberty seated. Scarce this nice. NGC graded MS-67." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, ten, fifty and hundred soles.

Recorded mintage: 12,000.

Specification: 9.36 g, .900 fine gold, .271 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM-229.


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 65: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Ancient and World Coins," Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2011.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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