Peru 1963 20 soles
This specimen was lot 23107 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $493.50. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 20 Soles, 1963. PCGS MS-67 Secure Holder. Mintage of only 3,892 pieces. From the Blue Moon Collection." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, ten, fifty and hundred soles.
Recorded mintage: 3,892.
Specification: 9.36 g, 0.900 fine gold, 0.2709 oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-229; Fr-80.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, 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.