Peru 1758-L JM 8 reales

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1239
This is an eight reales struck in Peru during the reign of Ferdinand VI (1746-1759). The specimen shown was lot 1239 in Aureo y Calicó sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 225 euros (about $371 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"Fernando VI (1746-1759). 1758. Lima. JM. 8 reales. Columnario. Punto sobre las dos LMA. Bonito color. Escasa. MBC. (Ferdinand VI, 1746-59, eight reales of 1758, Lima mint, pillar type, dot over both mintmarks. Nice color, scarce, very fine).

Recorded mintage: 1,797,000.

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

Catalog reference: KM-55.1, Cal-318.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 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.
  • Yonaka, Brad, A Variety Guide to the Pillar Coinage of the Guatemala, Bogota, Lima, Potosi, and Santiago Mints, 1752-1771, Long Beach, CA: Agorocu Consulting, 2018.
  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.

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