Peru 1728-L N 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 21429 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Chicago, August 2019), where it sold for $8,100. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1728-L N. Lima Mint. Philip V. NGC AU-55. An above average example, very evenly struck for the type and beautifully toned over vibrant luster." 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: 42,862.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.88 g.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9997, Fr-7; KM-38.2; Cal-type-6#42.
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- 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.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The August 2019 Chicago ANA Auction: World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2019.