Peru 1966 5 soles

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from Steve Album sale 27, lot 1858
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This specimen was lot 1858 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $152.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU: AV 5 soles, 1966. Mintage of only 4,738 pieces, only one piece graded higher by PGCS, PCGS graded MS65 Secure Holder, S." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold ten, twenty, fifty and hundred soles.

Recorded mintage: 4,738.

Specification: 2.34 g, 0.900 fine gold, 0,067 troy oz.

Catalog reference: KM-235.


  • [1]Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.
  • 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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