Peru 1930 50 soles

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Eliasberg lot 3599
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This specimen was lot 3599 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "1930 50 soles. MS-63 (NGC). Head of Inca chieftain to left, legends around, date below/Incan pictogram, legends around. Highly lustrous pale orange gold with some prooflike reflectivity. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." 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: 5,584.

Specification: 33.43 g, .900 fine gold, .967 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 33.48 grams, 34.00 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-77, KM 219.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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