Peru 1808-L JP 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3506
Peru 1808 2 escudos rev Eliasberg 3506.jpg

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[1] 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.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • 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.

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