Peru 1822 1/4 real
This specimen was lot 2028 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Richard Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $332.75. The catalog description noted, "PERU, Republic. 1821-present. CU 1/4 Real. Provisional coinage. Lima mint. Dated 1822. In NGC encapsulation graded AU 58. Deeply toned chocolate brown. Only three of these have been graded and all of them at AU 58. Purchased from Sam Lopresto, March 1972." This provisional cuartilla was minted in Lima, Peru, by the republicans during 1822. The mint was recaptured by the royalists and held by them until their final collapse in 1824. The issue of silver cuartillas would not begin until 1826.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: copper, this specimen Ø16 mm, 1.12 g.
Catalog reference: KM 135; C 121.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.