Peru 1773-L MJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 141
This specimen was lot 141 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 600 euro (about US$952 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"1773. Lima. MJ. 8 reales. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Escasa así. EBC/EBC+. (eight reales of 1773, Lima mint. handsome, some luster remaining, scarce thus, 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: 4,105,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 853, KM 78.

Sources:

  • 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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