Peru 1735-L N 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 21297 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $3,055. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1735-N. Philip V (1700-46). VERY FINE. A highly desirable large gold cob SCARCE and always in demand type with a clear date and decent centering. A few light scratches, obverse and reverse." The type was struck in Lima, Peru, 1701-44; the date 1735 is listed for two and eight escudos cobs. Gold coins from colonial Peru are much scarcer than those from Colombian mints. Assayer N is recorded for 1728-39.
Recorded mintage: 57,496.
Specification: 3.383 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 27.03 gms.
Catalog reference: Fr-7; KM-38.2; Cal-type-6#51.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2015.