Peru 1969 50 soles Fr-77

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Heritage sale 3042, lot 30298
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30298 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,938.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 50 Soles 1969 MS64 NGC, Lima mint. Choice Mint State and fully brilliant with a very few scattered contact marks preventing the Gem designation. A scarce date of this popular type with a mintage of 443 pieces, quite elusive and vastly desirable in this lofty quality." This denomination, struck 1931-32 and 1967-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece. A smaller fifty soles (Fr-79), with a seated liberty design, is more available.

Recorded mintage: 403.

Specification: 33.44 g, .900 fine gold, .961 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-77; KM 219.


  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.

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