Peru 1742-L V 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 173
The specimen shown was lot 173 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 5,500 € (about $8,539 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Felipe V (1700-1746). 1742. Lima. V. 8 escudos. Rev.: L-8-V/P-V-A/7-4-2. Preciosa pátina. Rara. MBC+/EBC-. (Philip V (1700-46), eight escudos of 1742, Lima mint. Nice toning, rare, very fine plus.)"
This eight escudos was struck during the second reign of Philip V. Milled gold coinage commenced in 1751.

Reported Mintage: 78,386.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-10067, KM 38.2, Cal. 60, Cal.Onza 334 (plate coin).


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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