Peru 1775-L MJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 143
This specimen was lot 143 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 320 euro (about US$507 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"1775. Lima. MJ. 8 reales. Bella. Rara así. EBC/EBC+. (eight reales of 1774, Lima mint. Attractive, rare thus, choice 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: 4,276,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 856, 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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