Peru 1886-RD sol

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photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg
This specimen was lot 1202 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $15,000. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Peru. Republic. Silver Pattern Un Sol, 1886-RD. Liberty seated right, laureate, draped and wearing aegis, holds staff with cap while one hand rests on shield, laureate-crowned altar with banner to right. Reverse: Shield of arms flanked by wreath, and crowned above by wreath of oak. Reeded edge. Superb strike, with softly lustrous devices on pristine mirror fields. Choice, even deep gray toning, with wonderfully colorful undertones. Rare. NGC graded Proof 65."

This type was struck in immense numbers between 1864 and 1897, when coinage was suspended in favor of the gold libra. Many variants exist as the design was modified. Twentieth century dates include 1914-16 (KM 196.26 thru 196.28, minted during World War One) and a series of billon issues 1922-35 (KM 217 and KM 218). Proofs are noted only for 1886. Among the circulation strikes, an 1886/5 overdate and TF/BR overassayer are noted for the year.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, this specimen: 24.80 grams.

Catalog reference: WR 24; KM-PnE26 (KM-196.22).


  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 46: the Millenia Collection, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2008.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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