Peru 1751-L J 4 escudos

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24842
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
Heritage sale 3041, lot 32318

This specimen was lot 24842 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it sold for $14,950. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 4 Escudos 1751 LM-J, AU55 NGC. Very light circulation with greatly appealing, problem-free fields. An excessively rare denomination of this Ferdinand VI bust type and the first one we have offered." It was sold again as lot 32318 in Heritage sale 3041 (Chicago, August 2015) for $10,575. The type was struck in Lima, Peru, 1751-55. It is much scarcer from Peru than from the Colombian mints. Assayer JM is recorded for 1751-72.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10801, Fr-17, KM 49.


  • 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]Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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