Peru 1820-L JP 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 12230 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,492. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1820-JP. NGC AU Details--Surface Hairlines. Demarete Collection." 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-54; 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.