Peru 1699-L R 4 escudos

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 23

This specimen was lot 23 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $7,735. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 4 escudos, 1699R, rare. Shaved around edge but with choice full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, XF with light toning, tiny edge-split. Pedigreed to our Auction #8 (lot #14)." This type is recorded for 1696-1701. All dates are rare. This is the only date for assayer R, who also issued two, four and eight reales, one and eight escudos.

Recorded mintage: 1,636.

Specification: 13.54 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW, this specimen 12.89 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7863, Fr-2, S-L26; KM-25; CT-94.


  • [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: Cayón9-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.
  • 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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