Peru 1795-L IJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 166
This specimen was lot 166 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 111 euro (about US$176 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1795. Lima. IJ. 8 reales. Escasa así. EBC-/EBC (eight reales of 1795, Scarce, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1791-1808 for Charles IV and is probably the most common colonial coin of Peru. The SCWC lists a 1795/4 overdate but awards it no premium. Assayer IJ is recorded for 1787-1803.

Recorded mintage: 4,998,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-13883, Cal. 650, KM 97.

Sources:

  • 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, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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