Peru 1797-L IJ 8 escudos

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 1347
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 1347 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1797-IJ. Charles IV (1788-1808). NGC AU-58." This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos. Assayer JI also exists for 1797.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .780 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-40; KM-101.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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