Peru 1703-L H 2 escudos

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 25

This specimen was lot 25 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $9,520. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1703/2H, rare, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). Lustrous and choice, with well-detailed full cross-lions-castles and pillars-and-waves, excellent full crown, much legend. NGC #4717848-001. From the 1715 Fleet." The type was struck in Lima, Peru, 1701-44; many dates are not listed. Gold coins from colonial Peru are much scarcer than those from Colombian mints. Assayer H is recorded for 1696-1709.

Recorded mintage: 12,339.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 6.71 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9631, S-L25a; KM-36 for type; CT-unl.


  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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