Peru 1751-L J 8 escudos

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UBS sale 84, lot 2757

This specimen is lot 2757 in UBS sale 84 (Basel, January 2010). The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. Fernando VI. 1746-1760. 8 Escudos 1751. Assayer J. Cuirassed bust to right, date below. Rev. Crowned arms surrounded by chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece. Weak strike on rev. Almost extremely fine-extremely fine." The type was struck in 1751-53 and is the first milled gold coinage from Peru, superseding the earlier cobs.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27.02 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10865, Calico 577, C.T. 17, Fr-16, KM 50.


  • [1]UBS Gold & Numismatics, Auction 84: Gold and Silver Coins, Basel, 2009.
  • 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.

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