Peru 1820-L 1/4 real

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Aureo sale 242, lot 247
from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1820L cuartilla rev DSLR.jpg
The first specimen was lot 247 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 220 € (about $342 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VII (1808-1833). 1820. Lima. Cuarto de real. Bella. Precioso color. Escasa así. S/C-. (Ferdinand VII, 1808-33, quarter real of 1820, Lima mint. Handsome, nice color, scarce thus, about uncirculated)."
Cuartillas were struck in Lima starting in 1796. The SCWC divides the issues of Charles IV (KM 102) from those of Ferdinand VII (KM 108) even tho the ruler's name is not marked on the coin.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.84 grams, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 108, Cal. 1461.


  • 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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