Peru 1753-L J 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24841
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24841 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 2 Escudos 1753-J, XF45 NGC, sharply struck with rich oldtime patina and luster in the legends, an extremely rare type and the first that we have encountered in the market with no recent sales records. The obverse features the King in military uniform with full peruke." 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: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10752, KM 48, Fr-18.


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

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