Peru 1807-L JP 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This is an example of a type struck 1791-1808 at Lima, Peru. It is a late date of its type and was replaced in 1808 by an imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII. As a class, colonial coinage of Peru is much less plentiful than that of Mexico, tho it is more available than the remaining mints. However, Harris[1] noted finding twice as many Peruvian two reales of Charles IV as that of Mexico, so it is safe to say that this type is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 95.


  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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