Peru 1824-Cuz G 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Peru 1824Cuz 8 reales rev DSLR.jpg

The specimen shown is a scarce one year type minted in Cuzco, Peru, by the royalists before the final collapse of their cause. The date is also known with assayer T. Harris[1] mentions finding 41 specimens of the coin versus 505 pieces of the regular Lima issue of 1811-24. The Cuzco mint remained open after independence and struck Republican types until 1846.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 117.2.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.

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