Peru 1780-L MI 4 escudos

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Sedwick sale 25, lot 158

This specimen was lot 158 in Sedwick sale 25 (Winter Park, FL, May 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, bust 4 escudos, Charles III, 1780MI, rare. Lustrous AU with choice reverse but weaker bust and with light surface hairlines from old cleaning, now nicely toned." This type was struck steadily 1772-84 but remains very scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .901 fine gold, .393 troy oz ASW, this specimen 13.51 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12693, CT-434; KM-80.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 25, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.

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