Peru 1739-L N 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25245
Peru 1739 8 escudos rev Heritage 3019-25245.jpg

This specimen was lot 25245 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $9,200. The catalog description[1] noted, "Felipe V gold Cob 8 Escudos 1739L-N, AU55 NGC, nicely centered with full date, mintmark and assayer, a choice lustrous example of this fabled treasure from the New World." This type is recorded for 1710-47. The date is known with assayer N (shown here) and assayer V. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.

Recorded mintage: 105,775 including assayer V.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10055, KM 38.2.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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