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This specimen was lot 21433 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1748-L R. Lima Mint. Ferdinand VI. PCGS MS-62 Gold Shield. A decently struck example with minimal doubling. Nice full cross, castles and lions with "FER" of the king's name clear. The last digit of the date '8' seems to have shifted up into the 'A' giving the appearance of an '0'. An interesting variety with light golden orange tone in the recesses." This type is recorded for 1747-50. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.
Recorded mintage: 76,228 for 1747-48.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.88 g.
Catalog reference: Cayón-limonite, Fr-12; KM-47; Cal-Type-4#11.
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