Peru 1968 50 soles Fr-77

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Heritage sale 3002, lot 21992
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 21992 in Heritage sale 3002 (Long Beach, September 2008), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 50 Soles 1968 Inca, MS62 PCGS, a prooflike example with faint hairlines. Very scarce date with a mintage of 300." This type, struck to the standard of a United States $20 gold piece, was struck 1930-31 and 1967-69. A later type struck 1950-70 weighed only 23.40 grams.

Recorded mintage: 300.

Specification: 33.43 g, .900 fine gold, .967 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-77, KM 219.


  • 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.

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