Peru 1752-L J 8 escudos
"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.
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