Peru 1767-L JM 8 reales

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This is an 8 reales, struck in Peru during the reign of Carlos III (1759-1788). There is only one variety listed for the year by Gilboy[1], that possessing a dot above both mintmarks. The pictured coin is the normal issue, and is listed by Gilboy[1] as common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Gilboy L-8-19A; KM-55.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]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.

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