Peru 1798-L IJ 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is one of a type struck in large numbers 1791-1808. Assayer IJ is recorded for 1787-1801. Harris[2] notes this type as common but indicates that the eight reales from Potosi and Mexico City are even more abundant.

Recorded mintage: 4,654,000.

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

Catalog reference: WR 10; KM 97.


  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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