Peru 1824-Co G 8 escudos
Peru, in 1824. This specimen was lot 3527 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $3,680. The catalog description noted,
"1824 G 8 escudos. Cuzco mint. AU-55 (NGC). Laureated head of Fernando VII to right, legends around, date below/crowned arms, legends around. Medium gold, some lustre remaining. Well struck and entirely devoid of planchet defects so often found on the products of this mint. Edge device incomplete below date but apparently as made, probably the result of a broken collar. A highly attractive and well preserved specimen of this popular one year issue. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
This type was struck 1824 only.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 27.02 grams, 37.40 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-55, Calico Onza-1201.
- Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.