Peru 1765-L JM 4 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3478
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This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1763-71. This specimen was lot 3478 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $13,800. The catalog description[1] noted,
"1765 JM 4 escudos. Lima mint. EF-45 (NGC). Bust of Carlos III to right, legends around, date below/crowned arms, legends around. Medium gold with deep orange highlights at the rims, long curved flaw from top of head to chin but apparently as made. Scattered marks consistent with the level of wear, some lustre remains on reverse. A very rare issue of the short lived 'rat nose' bust, missing from most collections in any condition. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .917 fine gold, .399 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 13.45 grams, 30.00 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12592, Fr-29, KM 71.1.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.
  • 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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