Peru 1751-L J escudo

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 21, lot 199

This specimen was lot 199 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, bust 1 escudo, Ferdinand VI, 1751J, encapsulated NGC VF 35, finest and only specimen in NGC census, very rare. Somewhat lustrous, some wear on highest points but more like XF+ by today's standards (currently in an older slab), rare three-year type with early 'wigged bust.' NGC #1524410-011." This coin was minted in Lima, of a type struck 1751-53. This type is very rare. A slightly revised bust (Fr-23) was used 1754-59.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10700, CT-202; KM-56.1.


  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
  • 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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