Peru 1833-L MM 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 6057
Peru 1833L 8 reales rev Goldberg 72-6057.jpg

This specimen was lot 6057 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $126.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 8 Reales, 1833-MM (Lima). Republic. Standing liberty. Lustrous with lovely pastel toning. NGC graded AU-58. The Victor Jaramillo Collection." This type was struck at Lima and Cuzco 1830-36 and is rather common; the complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. Assayer MM is recorded for 1831-35.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Eliz-119; KM-142.3.


  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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