Peru 1793-L IJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3019, lot 25259
Peru 1793 8 escudos rev Heritage 3019-25259.jpg

This specimen was lot 25259 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1772-JM, XF45 NGC, nicely toned with well-struck features, an attractive and original example of this scarce early date." This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 101.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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