This coin pays tribute to Elias Aguirre, Peruvian hero during the 1879-1883 war with Bolivia against Chile. This war is often referred to as the War of the Pacific due to the many naval battles fought between the belligerents.
One of the finest known!
A bust of Aguirre appears on the reverse of this large .9167 fine gold coin. The National Arms of Peru are on the obverse. Struck at the Lima mint, the gold content is 0.500 of an ounce.
This is a nice high grade specimen certified Mint State-67 by NGC. The current NGC census shows only one example graded higher! Get this one while it lasts! KM#278.