Peru 1850-L MB 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 31700 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $940. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1850 Lima-MB, MS63 NGC. A lovely specimen with well-struck features and full toned mint brilliance." This type was struck at Cuzco in 1826 and at Lima 1826-56. It is much scarcer than the prices in the SCWC would indicate.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, .875 gold, .047 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 146.1.
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