Peru 1791-L IJ 4 escudos

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Ponterio sale 148, lot 952

This specimen was lot 7320 in Ponterio sale 148 (New York, January 2009), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 4 Escudos, 1791-IJ. VERY RARE. Charles IV with bust of Charles III; legend reads 'CAROL.IV'. Planchet flaw, EXTREMELY FINE/ALMOST UNCIRCULATED." This type was struck during the transition from Charles III (1759-88) to Charles IV (1788-1808). While eight escudos from Peru are reasonably available, the smaller gold denominations are all very scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-37; KM-91.


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  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 158: The 2009 NYINC Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2008.

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