Peru 1819-L JP 4 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3523
Peru 1819 4 escudos rev Eliasberg AN52973697-rz.jpg
Soler y Llach sale, January 2010, lot 632

This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1814-21. This specimen was lot 3523 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "1819 JP 4 escudos. Lima mint. EF-40 (NGC). Types as above. Deep yellow gold with attractive toning highlights. Planchet flaws on lower portion of bust, fine planchet split at 12:00. A circulated but very attractive specimen of this challenging type. From Stack's sale of the Col. James W. Flanagan Collection, March 1944, Lot 555."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 13.45 grams, 30.60 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-56, KM 128.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.

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