Peru 1747-L V 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 20 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it sold for $11,305. The catalog description noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 8 escudos, 1747V, NGC MS 63, finest known in NGC census. Thick (small) flan with choice full cross-lions-castles and pillar-and-waves (both well centered), lightly toned and impressively lustrous for the period, finest by three grades in NGC census. NGC #3641317-002." This type is recorded for 1747-50. The Mexico City mint was converted to milled coinage in 1732-34 but Lima would not follow suit until 1751.
Recorded mintage: 76,228.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27.0 grams.
Catalog reference: Cayón-10838, S-L30a; KM-47; CT-9.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.