Peru 1914-POZG 1/5 libra
This specimen was lot 71385 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $144. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 1/5 Libra, 1914. Lima Mint. NGC MS-66. Bright, untoned and sharply struck. Interesting repunch on 1 and 4 of date." The gold libra superseded the silver sol as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898.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 1906-30 and again 1953-69, along with libras and half libras.
Recorded mintage: 25,000.
Specification: 1.60 g, .917 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-75; KM-210.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.