Peru 1737-L N 8 escudos
This specimen was of lot 24499 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $7,050. The catalog description noted, "Felipe V gold Cob 8 Escudos 1737-N, XF45 NGC, nicely toned with well-centered details. The date, L mintmark and N assayer are all very clear. An attractive example of this very popular coinage. 27 grams (on holder.)." 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: 159,179.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10047, KM 38.2.
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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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.