Peru 1713-L M 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 12 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $17,850. The catalog description noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1713M, NGC MS 62, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on label). Choice full cross-lions-castles with luster despite grainy fields (rusty dies), full and crisply detailed pillars-and-waves, minor staining from the sea, actually rather scarce without overdate. NGC #3501168-002. From the 1715 Fleet, with photo-certificate." This type is recorded for 1710-47. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.
Recorded mintage: 40,295.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.9 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9943, Fr-7; S-L28; KM-38.2; CT-25.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.