Peru 1963 50 soles

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Sincona sale 43, lot 3680
This specimen was lot 3680 in Sincona sale 43 (Zurich, October 2017), where it sold for 800 CHF (about US$955 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Peru, Republik seit 1879 50 Soles 1963. Lima. Fast FDC. (republic of Peru, since 1879, fifty soles of 1963, Lima mint. About uncirculated.)"
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: 3,089.

Specification: 23.405 g, .900 fine gold, .677 troy oz AGW, this specimen 23.36 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-79; KM-230.


  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Sincona sale 43, Gold and Silver Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • 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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