Peru 1755-L JM 2 escudos
This coin was lot 8692 in Ponterio sale 150 (Los Angeles, August 2009), where it sold for $1,753.75. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 2 Escudos, 1755-JM. First date of this scarce type. Light adjustment marks on reverse. CHOICE VERY FINE-ABOUT EXTREMELY FINE." The type was struck in Lima, Peru, 1755-60. 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: Fr-22; KM-57.
- 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 150: The 2009 Los Angeles ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.