Peru 1828-Cuz G 1/2 real
This specimen was lot 4507 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $235. The catalog description noted, "Peru. ½ Real, 1828-G Cuzco. Attractive old toning. Choice About Uncirculated." Half reales were struck at the Cuzco mint in 1827-35, while the republic was still intact. In this year the mint name was written with some of the letters overlapping. The Cuzco mint operated intermittently through its history but was busiest in the 1820's and 1830's.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a better date.
Specification: 1.69 g, 903 fine silver, 0.0490 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 144.2 (formerly KM C-128.3).
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.