Peru 1815-L JP 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 22406 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description 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.
- 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.