Peru 1729-L N 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 17 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2018), where it sold for $5,355. The catalog description noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1729N. Choice deep strike with lots of detail (AU-UNC) but traces of mount removal, bold 72 of central date and tail of 9 in legend (scarce date), pleasing yellow color with small spots of orange toning." This type is recorded for 1710-47. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.
Recorded mintage: 53,813.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.91 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10002, Fr-7; S-L29; KM-38.2; CT-43.
- 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, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- 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.