Peru 1757-L JM 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
from the Mountain Groan Collection

This specimen was struck in Lima, Peru, of a type issued 1751-60 for Ferdinand VI. Gilboy[1] lists a scarce 1757/6 overdate.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Gilboy L-8-8.

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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • [1]Gilboy, Frank F., The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America: Spanish American Pillar Coinage, 1732 to 1772, Regina, Saskatchewan: Prairie Wind Publishing, 1999.

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