Peru 1956 50 soles
This specimen was lot 7075 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 50 Soles, 1956. NGC MS-65. Tied with two others at this numeric grade with only two certified finer. From the Dr. Michael Popoff Collection." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, ten, twenty and hundred soles.
Recorded mintage: 11,000.
Specification: 23.405 g, .900 fine gold, .677 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-79; KM-230.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.