Peru 1790-L IJ 4 reales

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 24605
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This specimen was lot 24605 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $360. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 4 Reales, 1790-L IJ. Lima Mint. Charles IV (1788-1808). PCGS Genuine--Cleaned, VF Details Secure Holder. Transitional type of Charles IV with portrait of Charles III. Nicely toned, problem free. Ex: Stack's Bowers & Ponterio 06/2011 sale# 160, lot# 8439." This type is listed for Peru 1789-91 and is quite scarce. The fineness was lowered from .903 to .896 in 1785. Assayer IJ is recorded for 1787-1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 grams, .896 fine silver, .389 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-86; Pa-365.


  • 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, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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