Peru 1697/6-L H escudo

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 28

This specimen was lot 28 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $5,950. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 1 escudo, 1697/6H, NGC AU 50, finest and only example in NGC census. Very bold and choice full inner details, lightly toned, minor edge-split, scarce second date of issue. NGC #3815677-009. Pedigreed to the Kuenker auction of March 2015 (lot #2076)." This type is noted for 1696-1700 but all dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but few.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.3 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7756, S-L25; KM-27; CT-176.


  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.

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