Peru 1773-L JM 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 24844 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1773 JM, better XF, some remaining luster. Strong fields." 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.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
- Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.