Peru 1808-L JP 8 reales KM-97

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an 1808 2 reales, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is from the final date of Charles IV, struck 1791-1808. It was replaced 1808-09 by KM 106.1, the first of two imaginary busts of Ferdinand VII.

Recorded mintage: 4,017,000 (mostly KM 97).

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW, this specimen: 26.51 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-97.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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