Peru 1963 5 Soles

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 Collector's Choice sale, lot 72866
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This specimen was lot 72866 in Stack's Bowers Collectors Choice Online Auction (Santa Ana, CA, May 2017), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 5 Soles, 1963. PCGS MS-67 Secure Holder. Superb gem." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold fifty, ten, twenty and hundred soles.

Specifications: 2.34 g, 0.900 fine gold, 0,075 troy oz.

Recorded mintage: 3,945.

Catalog reference: KM 235.


  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., The May 2017 Collector's Choice Sale, 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.

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