Peru 1803/2-L JP 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 175
This specimen was lot 175 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 550 euro (about US$872 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1803. Lima. JP. 8 reales. Leves impurezas. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Muy escasa y más así. EBC+. (eight reales of 1803, planchet impurities, some luster, choice extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1791-1808 for Charles IV and is probably the most common colonial coin of Peru. Assayer JP is recorded for 1803-23 and only the overdate is recorded for 1803. Assayer IJ is also known for 1803.

Recorded mintage: 3,875,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cal. 660, KM 97.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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