Peru 1955 100 soles

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Ponterio sale 182, lot 1505
photo courtesy Stacks Bowers LLC

The type was struck in Lima 1950-70 in limited numbers as a bullion coin. This date is not common; some dates are rare (<200 pieces). Gold five, ten, twenty and fifty soles were struck during the same period. This specimen was lot 1505 in Ponterio sale 182 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $2,702.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 100 Soles, 1955. NGC MS-63. From a mintage of 901 pieces."

Recorded Mintage: 901.

Specifications: 46.8071 g, 0.900 fine gold, 1.3544 oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-78; KM 231.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 182: The January 2014 NYINC Auction: World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stacks Bowers LLC.

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