Peru 1965 50 soles Fr-84

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 3774
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3774 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $977.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 50 Soles, 1965. 400th Anniversary of Lima Mint. NGC graded MS-66." This specimen was struck to commemorate the fourth centennial of the founding of the Lima mint in 1565. It was accompanied by a range of coins in brass and silver. Altho every specimen minted is presumably still in collectors' hands, it does not appear often.

Recorded mintage: 17,000.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-84; KM 242.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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