Peru 1768-L JM 8 reales
"1768. Lima. JM. 8 reales. Columnario. Punto sobre la primera LMA. Bellísima. Parte de brillo original. Muy rara así. S/C-. (eight reales of 1766, Lima mint, pillar type. Dot over the first mintmark, chopmark, beautiful, lustrous, about uncirculated, very rare thus.)"This type was struck 1760-72 for Charles III; for 1768, specimens are known with a dot over both mintmarks.
Mexican numismatists hotly debate which side of the coin constitutes the obverse. Gilboy depicts the shield side as the obverse as that side bears the king's name. However, auction catalogs and dealer listings more frequently use the pillars and globes side as the obverse, as that side bears the date.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Cal. 844, KM A64.2.
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- Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.