Peru 1811-L JP 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 25265 in Heritage sale 3019 (Chicago, April 2012), where it sold for $2,990. The catalog description noted, "Ferdinand VII gold 8 Escudos 1811-JP, AU53 NGC, imaginary bust type, highly lustrous and appealing with well-struck details and no planchet flaws. Very scarce in this select quality." This coin was minted 1808-11 and, tho not scarce, is priced double the eight escudos of Charles IV.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 107.
- 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.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cristiano Bierrenbach, World and Ancient Coins sale 3019, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.