Peru 1835/3-L MM real
This specimen was lot 7071 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2017), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "PERU. Real, 1835/3-MM. Lima Mint. NGC FINE-15. VERY RARE so much so that Krause reports the existence of this overdate as "Reported not confirmed". Soft central strike as is often seen on these early Republic issues with the noted wear not as severe as might be assumed. Folds of drapery and full inscription on shield are visible. Overdate is clear and bold. Deep old toning pervading through most of the surfaces with no detracting marks or issues. Well worth a closer look to interested parties." This type was struck at Lima 1826-40 and at Cuzco 1827-31 and most dates are common.
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-145.1.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2017 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Richard Stuart Collection, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.