Peru 1828-Cuz G 8 escudos

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Künker sale 294, lot 3343
This specimen was lot 3343 in Künker sale 294 (Osnabruck, Germany, July 2017), where it sold for €1,225 (about US$1,651 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Peru, Republik seit 1822. 8 Escudos 1828, Cuzco. GOLD. Henkelspur, kl. Schrötlingsfehler, sehr schön-vorzüglich. (Republic of Peru, eight escudos of 1828, Cuzco mint. Mount mark, some edge defects, very fine to extremely fine.)"
This type was struck at Cuzco 1826-45 and at Lima 1826-40 and 1850-55. This is one of the more available dates.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.92 g.

Catalog reference: Fr-63; Grunthal/Sellschopp 832 c, KM 148.2.


  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Katalog 294: Goldprägungen | Deutsche Münzen ab 1871 | Russische Münzen und Medaillen, Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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