Peru 1758-L JM 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1254

This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1758. This specimen was lot 1254 in Aureo sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 2,000 euros ($3,300 including buyer's fee). The catalog description[1] noted, "1758. Lima. JM. 8 escudos. Leves golpecitos. Pátina. Rara. MBC/MBC+ (Eight escudos of 1758, Lima mint; light nicks, toned, rare, Very Fine/Very Fine+)." This type was struck in the name of Ferdinand VI 1757-60 and is rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 26.84 grams, 36.40 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 59.2, Cal. 27.

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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 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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