Peru 1960 50 soles
This specimen was lot 72865 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $1,116.25. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 50 Soles, 1960/59. NGC MS-65. Sharply struck, fully lustrous and attractive light tone." 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: 2,139.
Specification: 23.405 g, .900 fine gold, .677 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-79; KM 230.
- Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
- 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.