Peru 1806-L JP 8 escudos
This specimen was of lot 24515 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,880. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1806-JP, AU55 NGC, quite attractive with considerable mint luster, soft strike on the coat of arms on the reverse." This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos. An 1806/5 overdate is noted for the year.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 101.
- 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.