Peru 1960 100 soles

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 30347
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This specimen was lot 30347 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $1,900. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 100 Soles 1960 MS63 NGC, Lima mint. Fully bold with apricot-gold toning highlights." The type was struck in Lima 1950-70 in limited numbers as a bullion coin. This date is common; some dates are rare (<200 pieces). Gold five, ten, twenty and fifty soles were struck during the same period.

Recorded mintage: 2,207.

Specification: 46.80 g, .900 fine gold, 1.354 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-78; KM 231.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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