Peru 1756-L JM 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12417
Peru 1756 8 escudos rev P177-12417.jpg

This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1756. This specimen was lot 12417 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $4,700. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1756-JM. NGC AU-58. Ferdinand VI (1746-60). Sharply struck, flashy mint luster and very attractive." This type was struck in the name of Ferdinand VI 1757-60 and is rare. It was superseded by a type (KM 59.2) struck 1757-60 with a slightly different bust.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10895, KM 59.1, Fr-20.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • 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.

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