Peru 1728-L N escudo
This specimen was of lot 24496 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description noted, "Felipe V gold Cob Escudo 1728-N, XF Details NGC rim filing, nice original patina with well-centered details, rare type from the Lima Mint." This type is recorded for 1702-45 and all dates are rare with tiny mintages. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.
Recorded mintage: 826.
Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-9557, KM 35.
- Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.