Peru 1770-L JM escudo
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1763-71. This specimen was lot 25221 in Heritage sale 3024 (Chicago, April 2013), where it sold for $1,410. The catalog description noted, "Carlos III gold Escudo 1770 LM-JM, AU58 NGC, an exceptional example of this small gold type with smooth lustrous surfaces and essentially complete detail. While not significant, a small planchet void (as made) is evident behind Carlos' head. Surprisingly scarce this nice."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine gold, .099 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-31, KM 72.
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- 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.