Peru 1797-L IJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 1347 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description 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.
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- 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.