Peru 1767-L JM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24510
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was of lot 24510 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $5,581.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1767-JM, AU53 NGC, boldly struck with highly lustrous surfaces, one small lamination to the right of the coat of arms on the reverse. An attractive example of this very scarce early bust type."

Recorded mintage: unknown. All the dates of this type are rare; the SCWC prices them over three times the later issues of 1772-89.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12784, Fr-28, KM 70.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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