Peru 1820-L JP 8 escudos

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 12230
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 12230 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $1,492. The catalog description[1] 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.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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