Peru 1965 100 soles KM-231

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Ponterio sale 168, lot 40315
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was part of lot 40315 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $2,291. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 100 Soles, 1965. PCGS MS-66." This type was struck in Lima 1950-70 in limited numbers as a bullion coin. This date is relatively common. Gold five, ten, twenty and fifty soles were struck during the same period.

Recorded mintage: 23,000 (highest mintage date).

Specification: 46.80 g, 0.900 fine gold, 1.3544 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-78; KM-231.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.

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