Peru 1753-L J 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 22382 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 4 Escudos 1753-J, MS63 NGC, a gorgeous coin with sparkling mint luster and sharply struck details. Extremely rare in this superb quality and the finest example of the type that we have seen." 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: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 49.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- 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.