Peru 1810-L JP 8 reales
This specimen is one of a type struck in Lima, Peru, 1809-11. An imaginary bust of Fernando VII was used as the king was languishing in a French prison and not available to have his portrait taken. The "standard bust" was adopted in 1811 and used until 1824, and is considerably more common than this issue.
Recorded mintage: 4,380,000.
Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 106.2.
- 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.