Peru 1788-L IJ 8 escudos

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Sincona sale 9, lot 4803
This specimen was lot 4803 in Sincona sale 9 (Zurich, October 2012), where it sold for 1400 CHF (about US$1,771 including buyers' fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"PERU Carlos III. 1759-1788. 8 Escudos 1788, Lima. IJ. Min. justiert. Sehr schön. (Peru, Charles III, 1759-88, eight escudos of 1788, Lima mint. A few adjustment marks, very fine.)"
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1788. It is one of a type struck 1772-89. The later issues (1785-89) are considered a separate subtype as the fineness was lowered from .901 to .875. Mintmaster IJ is listed for 1787-1804. This coin would have traded for US$15.50 before the Civil War.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26,96 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón-13001, KM-82.1a, C. T. 48, Fr. 32.


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  • [1]Numismatic Coins, Medals, Banknotes & Books: Auction 9, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2012.

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