Peru 1966-ZBR libra

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 28882
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

The gold libra superseded the silver sol as Peru's main unit of currency in 1898.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. This example was lot 28882 on Jan 11 2011 and sold for $360 at the 2011 January World & Ancient coins Non-Floor Session #3013 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description reads: "Republic gold Libra 1966, MS66 ANACS, a virtually flawless example."

Recorded mintage: 39,000.

Specification: 7.98 g, 0.917 fine gold, 0.2354 troy oz AGW, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 207.


  • 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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