Peru 1966 10 soles

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Stack's Bowers November 2015 sale, lot 39544
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 39544 in Stack's Bowers Winter sale (Baltimore, November 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 10 Soles, 1966. NGC MS-67. KEY DATE. Tied with one other piece for finest graded at PCGS and NGC. Bright shimmering untoned luster." This denomination, struck 1956-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, twenty, fifty and hundred soles.

Recorded mintage: 2,601.

Specification: 4.61 g, .900 fine gold, .132 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-81; KM-236.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Todd McKenna, The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, World Coins and Paper Money, featuring the Ray Czabor Collection and selections from the Strong Museum, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.
  • 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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