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This specimen was lot 43803 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "PERU. Libra, 1965-ZBR. PCGS MS-66 Gold Shield. Lustrous. Struck to the standard of a British Sovereign." The gold ''libra'' superseded the silver ''sol'' as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898.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''.
 
This specimen was lot 43803 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted, "PERU. Libra, 1965-ZBR. PCGS MS-66 Gold Shield. Lustrous. Struck to the standard of a British Sovereign." The gold ''libra'' superseded the silver ''sol'' as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898.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:'' limonite.
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''Recorded mintage:'' 9,917.
  
 
''Specification:'' 7.98 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.2354 troy oz AGW, reeded edge.  
 
''Specification:'' 7.98 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.2354 troy oz AGW, reeded edge.  

Revision as of 23:10, 13 May 2019

from the Stack's Bowers 2019 NYINC sale, lot 43803
Peru SB119-43803r.jpg

This specimen was lot 43803 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2019), where it sold for $384. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. Libra, 1965-ZBR. PCGS MS-66 Gold Shield. Lustrous. Struck to the standard of a British Sovereign." The gold libra superseded the silver sol as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898.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: 9,917.

Specification: 7.98 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.2354 troy oz AGW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: Fr-73; KM-207.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, Matt Orsini and Cris Chatigny, The January 2019 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.

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