Peru 1741-L V 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 25605 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,965.63. The catalog description noted, "Philip V gold cob 8 Escudos 1741 L-V, Lima mint, VF. Probably ex-jewelry with lightly polished surfaces, but nearly full weight at 26.77 grams. Otherwise, this coin shows nicely centered details with full date, mintmark and assayer and a decent strike." This eight escudos was struck during the second reign of Philip V. Milled gold coinage commenced in 1751.
Reported Mintage: 92,320.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10064, KM 38.2, Cal. 60, Cal.Onza 334.
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- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.