Peru 1699-L R 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 246, lot 612
The specimen shown was lot 141 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 3,400 € (about $5,162 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos II (1665-1700). 1699. Carlos II. Lima. R. 8 escudos. Anv.: (...)HISPANIARVM. Rev.: L- 8 -R / P -V -A / 6-9-9. Sirvió como joya. Muy rara. MBC. (Charles II (1665-1700), eight escudos of 1699, Lima mint with "HISPANIARVM" on obverse. Reverse: L-8-R/P-V-A/6-9-9. Removed from jewelry, very rare, very fine.)"
This eight escudos was struck 1696-1701 in very limited numbers.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-7945, KM 26.2, Cal. 10, Cal.Onza 112.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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