Peru 1753-L J escudo

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Jean Elsen sale 105, lot 844
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the same specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1751-53. This specimen was lot 844 in Jean Elsen sale 105 (Brussels, June 2010), where it sold for 640 euro. The catalog description[1] noted,
"PEROU, Ferdinand VI (1746-1759), AV escudo, 1753 J, Lima. Droit : Tête à droite. Revers : Ecu couronné. Rare. presque Superbe." (Peru, Ferdinand VI, gold escudo, 1753 J, Lima mint. Obverse: head to right; reverse: crowned shield. Rare, almost Extremely Fine.)
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, .099 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 3.37 grams.

Catalog reference: C.C.T.-177; Cayón-10704; Fr-19, KM 56.1.


  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 105, Bruseel: Jean Elsen, 2010.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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