Peru 1824-Cuz T 2 reales
The specimen shown is a scarce one year type minted in Cuzco, Peru, by the royalists before the final collapse of their cause. Harris mentions finding 3 specimens of the coin versus 218 pieces of the regular Lima issue of 1811-21. The Cuzco mint remained open after independence and struck Republican types until 1846.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 115.2.
- 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.