Peru 1962 50 soles

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 3279
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 3279 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 50 Soles, 1962. NGC MS-67. Fr-79; KM-230. A positively glowing gem of a coin. Well struck with full detail and clear fields booming with luster. Tied with two other pieces as the finest certified with two additional examples of the overdate variety in this grade as well. In an older generation holder." 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: 3,319.

Specification: 23.405 g, .900 fine gold, .677 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-79; KM-230.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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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