Peru 1819-L JP real
"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 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.
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