Peru 1961 100 soles
The type was struck in Lima 1950-70 in limited numbers as a bullion coin. This date is fairly common; some dates are rare (<200 pieces). Gold five, ten, twenty and fifty soles were struck during the same period. This specimen was lot 1513 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 100 Soles, 1961. PCGS MS-66. Exceptional quality. From the Bella Collection Part I."
Recorded Mintage: 6,982.
Specifications: 46.8071 g, 0.900 fine gold, 1.3544 oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-78; KM 231.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.