Peru 1917 libra

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The gold libra superseded the silver sol as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898. The libra weighed the same as a British sovereign and equalled ten soles. The type was struck until 1930 and again 1959-69, along with 1/5 libras and 1/2 libras.

Recorded mintage: 1,928,000 (most common date).

Specification: 7.99 g, .917 fine gold, .2354 troy oz AGW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 207.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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