Peru 1959 100 soles

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 25479
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 25479 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $3,737.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 100 Soles 1959, MS65 PCGS, fully lustrous and lightly prooflike." This denomination, struck 1950-69, was theoretically a circulating coin but actually was a bullion piece like her sisters, the gold five, ten, fifty and twenty soles.

Recorded mintage: 4,710.

Specification: 46.807 g, .900 fine gold, 1.354 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 231.


  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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