Peru 1867/57-YB sol

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 6070
Peru 1867 sol rev Goldberg 72-6078.jpg

This specimen was lot 6078 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $161. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. Sol, 1867/57-YB. Republic. Seated liberty. Lustrous. PCGS graded MS-62. The Victor Jaramillo Collection." The specimen shown is one of a series struck 1864-76 at the Lima mint. There are many varieties and subtypes of this basic design and later issues were emitted 1879-97 and 1914-16. The mintage of this date is not recorded but later issues were in the millions. All varieties listed in the SCWC note the overdate 1867/57, but variations exist in the assayer's initial ("Y.B." v.s "YB") and the presence or absence of the engraver's initials "R-B" in the stems of the wreath.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25 g, 0.900 fine silver, 0.7234 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Eliz-190; KM-196.1.


  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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