Peru 1779-L MJ 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 261, lot 484
This specimen was lot 484 in Aureo y Calicó sale 261 (Barcelona, July 2014), where it sold for €850 (about US$1,364 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"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.


  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Pública 261, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2014.

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