Peru 1790-L IJ 2 reales

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This two reales from Peru is a transitional type, bearing the bust of the deceased Charles III but bearing the name of Charles IV. It was issued 1789-91. The assayer IJ appears for 1787-1800. A variety exists (KM 85.2) with the denomination written "R2" instead of the usual "2R".

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 6.77 grams, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 85.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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