Peru 1779-L MJ 8 escudos
"1779. Carlos III. Lima. MJ. 8 escudos. Leves hojitas. Parte de brillo original. MBC/MBC+. (Charles III, 1759-88, eight escudos of 1779, Lima mint. Planchet flaws, some luster, very fine or better.)"This coin was minted 1772-89; later issues of this type (1785-89) were struck in gold lowered to .875 fine. Assayer MJ is listed for 1773-79.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .901 fine gold, .784 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Cal. 35, Cal. Onza 703, KM 82.1.
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