Peru 1790-L IJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3016, lot 24845
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 24845 in Heritage sale 3016 (Orlando, FL, January 2012), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos IV gold 8 Escudos 1790 IJ, about VF, cleaned with some light scratches. Scarce transitional type featuring the bust of Carlos III." This type is listed for Peru 1789-91 and is quite scarce. The fineness was lowered from .901 to .875 in 1785. Assayer IJ is recorded for 1787-1803.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .780 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 92.


  • 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, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Cristiano Bierrenbach and Scott Cordry, Heritage sale 3016, World and Ancient Coins, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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