Peru 1954 50 soles
This specimen was lot 23105 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $1,527.50. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 50 Soles, 1954. NGC MS-63 PL. Mintage of only 1,839 pieces. Sharply struck, proof-like and very attractive." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, ten, twenty and hundred soles.
Recorded mintage: 1,839.
Specification: 23.405 g, .900 fine gold, .677 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM-230; Fr-79.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
- 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.