Peru 1819-L JP real

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Aureo sale 242, lot 264
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1819 real rev 600.jpg
The first specimen was lot 264 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 340 € (about $528 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VII (1808-1833). 1819. Lima. JP. 1 real. Plata ligeramente agria. Muy bella. Brillo original. EBC+. (Ferdinand VII, 1808-33, one real of 1819, Lima mint. Rough surfaces [from rusty dies], very handsome, lustrous, choice extremely fine)."
This specimen is one of a series struck 1811-1823 at Lima, Peru, during the reign of Ferdinand VII (1808-33). As a class, colonial coinage of Peru is much less plentiful than that of Mexico, tho it is more available than the remaining mints. However, Harris[2] noted the abundance of Ferdinand VII one reales as follows: Mexico City, Potosi, Santiago, Guatemala (all common), Lima, Zacatecas (somewhat scarce), Bogotá (scarce), Popayán (rare). There is a very scarce issue from Cuzco (KM 114.2).

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 grams, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 114.1, Cal. 1138.


  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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