Peru 1807-L JP 8 escudos

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Goldberg sale 75, lot 3759
photo courtesy Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

This specimen was lot 3759 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 8 Escudos, 1807-JP (Lima). Charles IV. NGC graded About Uncirculated, Details (Saltwater Damage)." This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos. Sea water corrodes copper and silver coins quite quickly but gold is not affected. The damage visible on this specimen is not corrosion but abrasion from sand.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-40, KM 101.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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