Peru 1741-L V 2 escudos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12409
Peru 1741 2 escudos rev P177-12409.jpg

This specimen was lot 12409 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 2 Escudos, 1741-V. NGC AU-55. Philip V (1700-46). RARE." The type was struck in Lima, Peru, 1701-44; the date 1741 is listed for two and eight escudos cobs. Gold coins from colonial Peru are much scarcer than those from Colombian mints. Assayer V is recorded for 1741 and 1744.

Recorded mintage: 989.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW., this specmen 6.7 gms.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9758, Fr-9; KM-36; Cal-type-67#318.


  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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