Peru 1759-L JM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25612
Peru 1759 8 escudos rev H3032-25612.jpg

This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1759. This specimen was lot 25612 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $2,820. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1759 LM-JM, Lima mint, XF40 NGC. A decent specimen of this very bust type, with limited wear, attractive old toning and a desirable pedigree. Ex: Eliasberg (ANR 4/2005, lot 3474)." 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.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10916, KM 59.2, Onza-590.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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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