Peru 1957 10 soles

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Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39540
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 39540 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it sold for $381.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 10 Soles, 1957. NGC MS-67. KEY DATE. Tied with one other piece for finest graded at PCGS and NGC. Bright shimmering untoned luster." This denomination, struck 1956-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, twenty, fifty and hundred soles.

Recorded mintage: 1,300.

Specification: 4.61 g, .900 fine gold, .132 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-81; KM-236.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.
  • 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.

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