Peru 1815-L JP 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22406
Peru 1815 8 escudos rev Heritage 3021-22406.jpg

This specimen was lot 22406 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 8 Escudos 1815-JP, AU50 NGC, nicely toned with traces of luster in the legends and problem-free surfaces." This coin was minted 1814-21 and turns up more often than the Mexican coin of the same type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 129.1, Fr-54.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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