Peru 1808-L JP 2 reales
This is an example of a type struck 1791-1808 at Lima, Peru. It is the final date of its type and was replaced that year by an imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII. 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 finding twice as many Peruvian two reales of Charles IV as that of Mexico, so it is safe to say that this type is common.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 95.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.