Peru 1826-Cuz GM 1/2 escudo

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Heritage sale 3032, lot 25618
Peru 1826C medio escudo rev H3032-25618.jpg

This specimen was lot 25618 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1826 CUZ-GM, Cuzco mint, MS64 NGC. Choice Uncirculated. Other than a non-offensive scratch to the right of the tree and a tiny rim nick at 7 o'clock on the obverse, this example is basically as struck. The obverse (mintmark and date) side is especially aesthetically appealing, with lustrous surfaces and much bloom. A very scarce condition for this one-year type and tied for finest graded at NGC." This type was struck at Cuzco in 1826 and at Lima 1826-56. It is much scarcer than the prices in the SCWC would indicate.

Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 146.2.


  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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