Peru 1821-L JP 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 199
This specimen was lot 199 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 160 euro (about US$254 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1821. Lima. JP. 8 reales. EBC-/EBC. (eight reales of 1821, Lima mint, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1811-24 for Ferdinand VII and is common. Assayer JP is recorded for 1803-23. No colonial eight reales were struck in 1822, the republicans having seized the mint and used it to strike the "Peru Libre" type.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 489, KM 117.1.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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