Peru 1863-L YB 10 soles

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 1491
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This specimen was lot 1491 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $1,762.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 10 Soles, 1863. NGC MS-64. Ex: Eliasberg Collection." The government of Peru converted to decimal coinage 1858-63 and issued a number of transitional pieces during that period. This type and its sisters, the five soles (KM 192) and twenty soles (KM 194) were struck in 1863 in an attempt to revive the gold coinage which had ceased in 1855. Gold four and eight escudos were also struck that year. A stable gold coinage had to wait until 1898 with the introduction of the libra (KM 207).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 16.12 g, .900 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Fr-71; KM-193.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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