Peru 1757-L JM 8 escudos

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Jean Elsen sale 110, lot 1366
Peru 1757 8 escudos rev JElsen 110-1366.jpg
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1757. This specimen was lot 1366 in Jean Elsen sale 110 (Brussels, September 2011) where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"PEROU, Ferdinand VI (1746-1759), AV 8 escudos, 1757 JM, Lima. Droit: B. cuirassé à droite. Revers: Ecu couronné, entouré du collier de la Toison d'or. Très Rare. Petits coups. Très Beau à Superbe. (Peru, Fredinand VI (1746-59), gold eight escudos of 1757, Lima mint. Obverse: armored bust to right; reverse: crowned arms, Order of the Golden Fleece around. Rare, small nicks, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.)"
This type was struck in the name of Ferdinand VI 1757-60 and is rare. It superseded a type (KM 59.1) struck 1754-56 with a slightly different bust.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 26,94 g.

Catalog reference: KM 59.2, C.C.T.-23; C.& C.-10902; Calico, Onza, 585; 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: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Elsen, Philippe, Vente Publique 110, Brussels: Jean Elsen et ses fils, S.A., 2011.
  • 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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