Peru 1764-L JM 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 9948
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 9948 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $1,150. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 8 Reales, 1764-JM. Dot above left mintmark only. RARE. Toned, nice strike. ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." This type was struck 1760-72; Gilboy lists this date as "scarce." Lima pillar dollars of this period come with one dot or two dots, referring to the dots over the mintmarks; the specimen shown is a "one dot" variety.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-11926 (single dot), KM-A64.2; FC-15a; El-16.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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