Peru (1577-88)-DP oD 2 reales
This specimen is from the second period of operation for the Lima mint, 1577-88. When it was closed and the machinery taken to Potosi in Upper Peru to strike the silver emanating from there, the Lima mint would not reopen until 1660, despite repeated pleas from the Viceroy of Peru.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 grams, 0.931 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 9, Cayón no. 3587.
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- Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.