Peru 1824-Cuz T real
The specimen shown is a scarce one year type minted in Cuzco, Peru, by the royalists before the final collapse of their cause. The Cuzco mint remained open after independence and struck Republican types until 1846. This specimen was lot 2928 in Stephen Album auction 20 (Santa Rosa, CA, September 2014), where it sold for $115. The catalog description noted, "PERU: Fernando VII, 1808-1822, AR real, 1824 Cuzco, assayer T, plain date, the Spanish recognized at Cuzco until 1824, Fine."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW, this specimen 2.91 g.
Catalog reference: KM 114.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Album, Stephen, Joe Lang and Paul Montz, Auction 20, featuring the Dr. John Lund Collections of Norwegian and Danish Indian Coins and the Nicholas Rhodes Collections of Islamic and Chinese Cash Coins, Santa Rosa CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, 2014.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.