Peru 1766-L JM escudo
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1763-71. This specimen was lot 3480 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description noted, "1766 1 escudo. Lima mint. AU-53 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous yellow gold, lightly worn but essentially unflawed, a choice example of this challenging denomination among issues of the design type. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 3.31 grams, 18.00 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-31, KM 72.
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- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.