Peru 1762-L JM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25254
Peru 1762 8 escudos rev Heritage 3019-25254.jpg

This specimen was lot 25254 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1762-JM, UNC Details with heavy surface hairlines, original luster in the legends." This type is recorded for 1761-62 only and is rarer than those which preceded and followed it. It is, in fact, the rarest eight escudos from Peru.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 68.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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