Peru 1796-L IJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 167
This specimen was lot 167 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 71 euro (about US$113 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1796. Lima. IJ. 8 reales. MBC/MBC+. (eight reales of 1796, choice very fine.)"
This type was struck 1791-1808 for Charles IV and is probably the most common colonial coin of Peru. The SCWC lists a rare error with "R8" on the reverse instead of "8R." Assayer IJ is recorded for 1787-1803.

Recorded mintage: 5,101,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 651, KM 97.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 2, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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