Peru 1743-L V 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 2054 in Goldberg sale 110 (Los Angeles, June 2019), where it sold for $4,320. The catalog description noted, "Peru. Cob 8 Escudos, 1743-V (Lima). Philip V, 1700-1746. Pillars, waves and date. Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem with lions and castles in quarters. PCGS graded EF-40." This eight escudos was struck during the second reign of Philip V. Milled gold coinage commenced in 1751.
Recorded mintage: 90,553.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10071, Fr-7; Calico-61; KM-38.2.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 110: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2019.