Peru 1807-L JP real

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Aureo sale 243, lot 674
This specimen was lot 674 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 145 € (about US$219 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1807. Carlos IV. Lima. JP. 1 real. Pátina. Parte de brillo original. Bella. Rara así. EBC/EBC+. (One real of 1807, Lima mint. Toned, part of original luster, rare thus, extremely fine.)"
This specimen is one of a series struck 1791-1808 at Lima, Peru, during the reign of Charles IV (1788-1808). Assayer JP is listed for 1803-21. The years 1791-93 saw the use of a local bust slightly larger than the standard bust of later years. 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[2] noted the abundance of Charles IV one reales as follows: Mexico City, Potosi, Santiago (all common), Lima, Guatemala (somewhat scarce), Bogotá (rare).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 grams, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 94, Cal. 1116.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Harper, David C. [Ed.], North American Coins & Prices, 17th Ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2007.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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