Peru 1807-L JP real
"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 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.
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