Peru 1698-C M 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25242
Peru 1698 2 escudos rev Heritage 3019-25242.jpg

This specimen was lot 25242 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,645. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos II gold Cob 2 Escudos 1698C-M, VF Details NGC (surface hairlines) 1715 Fleet, very crudely struck and cleaned at one time with some superficial patination remaining, readable 698 of the date and M. A rare type and a collectable example despite the blemishes." This type from Cuzco is recorded for 1698 only. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.

Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7810, KM 28.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Menzel, Sewall, Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins, New York: The American Numismatic Society, 2004.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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