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Gold Coins of Peru - 10 Soles

The Peruvian 10 soles has been issued in two different specifications - the 1863 ten soles contains more than three times as much gold as the more recent issues (1956-1969).
Ten soles is the equivalent of 1 Libra.

Brief Peruvian History

We give a brief history of Peru on our Peruvian Gold Coins page.

Coin Designs

The 1863 coin is a different design to the 1956-1969 coins, although both designs feature Liberty.

1863 - Obverse

Small wreath above flagged arms within sprigs with the date below the arms. The legend reads:
"REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA 9 DECIMOS FINO. Y.B."

1863 - Reverse

Seated Liberty with the denomination "10 SOLES" underneath. The legend reads:
"FIRME Y FELIZ POR LA UNION"

1956-1969 - Obverse

National arms above the date. The legend reads:
"REPUBLICA PERUANA"

1956-1969 - Reverse

Seated Liberty flanked by shield and column with the fineness "9/10 FINO" underneath. The legend reads:
"DIEZ SOLES ORO ORO FINO GRS"

Specifications

DenominationDiameterWeightAlloyAGW
Diez Soles (1863) 16.1290.9000.4667
Diez Soles (1956-1969)184.6070.9000.1354

Key

Denomination = Face Value
Diameter = Approximate Diameter in millimetres.
Weight = Weight in grams.
Alloy = Fineness of gold.
AGW = Actual fine gold weight in troy ounces.

Prices & Availability

Please telephone for current prices and availability.
DateDenominationGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
195610 SolesUncirculated5,410Sold£50$80
196010 SolesAbout Uncirculated7,178Sold£50$80
196310 SolesAbout Uncirculated3,372Sold£50$80
196510 SolesAbout Uncirculated14,000Yes£175$285

Postage & Packing

UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Peruvian Silver and Base Metal Coins

For silver and base metal coins of Peru, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Peruvian gold coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

Reverse of 1965 Peru 10 Soles

Reverse of 1965 Peru 10 Soles

Countries Index

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Obverse of 1965 Peru 10 Soles

Obverse of 1965 Peru 10 Soles



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