Peru 1773-L JM 8 reales
This specimen was lot 5980 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $287.50. The catalog description noted, "Peru. 8 Reales, 1773-JM (Lima). Charles III. Sharply struck with good eye appeal. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Surface Hairlines). The Victor Jaramillo Collection." This type was struck 1772-89 for Charles III and supplanted the pillar dollar. A slight debasement accompanied the design change.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Eliz-28; KM-78.
- 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.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.