Peru 1814-L JP 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 161, lot 21337
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21337 in Ponterio sale 161 (Chicago, August 2011), where it sold for $1,955. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1814-JP. NGC AU-55." This coin was minted 1814-21 and turns up more often than the Mexican coin of the same type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-50; KM-129.1.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Rick, et al., Ponterio sale 161: The Chicago ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's-Bowers, LLC, 2011.

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