Peru 1960 5 soles
This specimen was lot 2650 in Goldberg sale 103 (Los Angeles, February 2018), where it sold for $199.75. The catalog description noted, "Peru. 5 Soles, 1960. Liberty seated. Tied for finest graded. NGC graded MS-67." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold ten, twenty, fifty and hundred soles.
Recorded mintage: 8,133.
Specification: 2.34 g, 0.900 fine gold, 0,075 troy oz.
Catalog reference: Fr-82; KM-235.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 103: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2018.
- 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.