Peru 1707-L H 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21650
Peru 1707 2 escudos rev Heritage 3010-21650.jpg

This specimen was lot 21650 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $5,462.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold cob 2 Escudos 1707H Lima, XF45 NGC 1715 Fleet, variety with misspelling ISPANIA. Lightly toned and nearly fully struck on a round flan, a choice example and a premium coin for this designation. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." The type was struck in Lima, Peru, 1701-44; the date 1707 is listed for one, four and eight escudos cobs. Gold coins from colonial Peru are much scarcer than those from Colombian mints. Assayer H is recorded for 1696-1709.

Recorded mintage: 23,302.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9642, KM-36.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.

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