Peru 1776-L MJ real
This specimen is one of a series struck 1772-89 at Lima, Peru, during the reign of Charles III (1759-88). As a class, colonial coinage of Peru is much less plentiful than that of Mexico, tho it is more available than the remaining mints. Assayer MJ is listed for 1773-80.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 grams, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 75.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.