Peru 1776-L MJ real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1776 real rev DSLR.jpg

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.

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