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.
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:
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"
Diez Soles (1863)|| ||16.1290||.900||0.4667
Diez Soles (1956-1969)||18||4.6070||.900||0.1354
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.
Date||Denomination||Grade||Mintage||Availability||Price £||Price $
1960||10 Soles||About Uncirculated||7,178||Sold||£50||$80
1963||10 Soles||About Uncirculated||3,372||Sold||£50||$80
1965||10 Soles||About Uncirculated||14,000||Yes||£175||$285
Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £8 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.
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
Obverse of 1965 Peru 10 Soles