Peru 1772-L JM 8 escudos KM 82.1

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25255
Peru 1772 8 escudos rev Heritage 3019-25255.jpg

This specimen was lot 25255 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $1,782.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1772-JM, XF45 NGC, nicely toned with well-struck features, an attractive and original example of this scarce early date." This coin was minted 1772-89; later issues of this type (1785-89) were struck in gold lowered to .875 fine.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 82.1.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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