Peru 1752-L J 8 escudos

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4802
This specimen was lot 4802 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 2800 CHF (about US$3,541 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PERU Fernando VI. 1746-1760. 8 Escudos 1752. Assayer J. Kl. Schrötlingsf. Vorzüglich. (Peru, Ferdinand VI, 1746-59, eight escudos of 1752. A few flaws, extremely fine.)"
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1752. This type was struck 1751-53 and represents the first milled gold coinage from the Lima mint.

Recorded mintage: unknown. The SCWC prices this type lower than its successors until the Charles III "standard bust" type of 1772-89.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27,10 g.

Catalog reference: Calico 578, C.T. 18, Fr-16, KM 81.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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