Peru 1824-Cuz G 8 reales
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 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.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.