Peru 1772-L JM 8 reales KM 78

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Aureo sale 238, lot 139
This specimen was lot 139 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 170 euro (about US$270 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"1772. Lima. JM. 8 reales. Primer año de busto. Plata ligeramente agria. Escasa. EBC. (eight reales of 1772, Lima mint, first year of bust type. Stress cracks in planchet, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1772-89 for Charles III and supplanted the pillar dollar. A slight debasement accompanied the design change.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11998, Cal. 851, KM 78.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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