Peru 1820-L JP 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 957 in Ponterio sale 164 (New York, January 2012), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 1/2 Escudo, 1820-LJP. RARE and exceptional quality. PCGS AU-58." While eight escudos from Peru are reasonably available, the smaller gold denominations are all very scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-59; KM-125.
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- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 164: The January 2012 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2011.