Peru 1700-L H 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 142
The specimen shown was lot 142 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 8,500 € (about $13,197 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos II (1665-1700). 1700. Lima. H. 8 escudos. Rev.: L- 8 -H / P -V -A / 7-0-0. Preciosa pátina. Muy bella. Rara y más así. EBC-. (Charles II (1665-1700), eight escudos of 1700, Lima mint. Lustrous, very handsome, rare thus, nearly extremely fine.)"
This eight escudos was struck 1696-1701 in very limited numbers.

Reported Mintage: 10,350.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-7950, KM 26.2, Cal.12 (wrong assayer), Cal.Onza 114.


  • 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, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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