Peru 1705-L H 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 21318
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21318 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $19,387.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1705-H. Philip V (1700-46). PCGS Genuine--Cleaned, Unc Details Secure Holder. Great centering. Previously cleaned, though a wholesome and desirable example. Bold strike, quite lustrous and excellent eye appeal. From the Blue Moon Collection. Ex: 1715 Plate Fleet." Cob eight escudos were struck at the Lima mint 1701-47 for Philip V of Spain and became the "doubloons" of pirate lore.

Recorded mintage: 110,670.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-9898, Fr-7; KM-38.1; Cal-Type 4#15.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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