Peru 1811-L JP 8 reales KM 117.1

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Aureo sale 238, lot 189
This specimen was lot 189 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 340 euro (about US$539 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1811. Lima. JP. 8 reales. Primer año de busto propio. Levísimos golpecitos. Rara y más así. EBC/EBC+. (eight reales of 1811, Lima mint, first year of proper bust, light marks, rare, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1811-24 for Ferdinand VII and is common. Eight reales dated 1811 are also known with the imaginary bust of Ferdinand; these are scarce. Assayer JP is recorded for 1803-23.

Recorded mintage: 4,412,000 (all types).

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 477, KM 117.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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