Peru 1968 100 soles

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Heritage sale 3040, lot 30356
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This specimen was lot 30356 in Heritage sale 3040 (Chicago, April 2015), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 100 Soles 1968 MS62 NGC, Lima mint. Brilliant Uncirculated with the usual bagmarks encountered at this technical grade. A decidedly scarcer date of this type, with only 540 pieces struck, quite uncommon in this engaging quality." The type was struck in Lima 1950-70 in limited numbers as a bullion coin. This date is scarce; some dates are rare (<200 pieces). Gold five, ten, twenty and fifty soles were struck during the same period.

Recorded mintage: 540.

Specification: 46.80 g, .900 fine gold, 1.354 troy 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage Signature Auction 3040, featuring the Santa Maria, the Alan Dean and the Valley View Life Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.

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