Peru 1808-L JP 2 escudos
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1792-1808. This specimen was lot 3506 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $690. The catalog description noted, "1808 JP 2 escudos. Lima mint. AU-53 (NGC). Types as above. Medium gold, minor obverse planchet flaw through date and into bust. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 6.72 grams, 23.00 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-42, KM 100.
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