Peru 1793-L IJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 25259 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,185. The catalog description 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.
- 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.