Peru 1694-L M 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 113
This specimen was lot 113 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 230 € (about US$365 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1694. Lima. M. 8 reales. Doble fecha. Visible parte del nombre del rey y el ordinal. Acuñación algo floja. Escasa. (MBC+). (eight reales of 1694, Lima mint, two dates. Parts of the king's name visible, slightly weak strike, scarce, nice very fine.)"
Cob eight reales were struck at the Lima mint 1684-1700 for Charles II of Spain and became the "pieces of eight" of pirate lore. Specimens with legible dates bring triple those without.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7664, Cal. 238, KM 24.

Sources:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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