Peru 1965 50 soles Fr-79

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 NYINC sale, lot 7076
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 7076 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $822.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 50 Soles, 1965. NGC MS-65. Some light bag marks visible in fields. Die brush lines visible as well. High full luster throughout with lightly contrasted devices." 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: 23,000.

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.

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