Peru 1828-Cuz G 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 6029
Peru 1828Cuz 8 reales rev Goldberg 72-6051.jpg

This specimen was lot 6051 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $115. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 8 Reales, 1828-G (Cuzco). Republic. Liberty standing. Toned. NGC graded EF-45. The Victor Jaramillo Collection." This type was struck at Lima 1825-28 and at Cuzco 1826-29 and is rather common; the complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. Assayer GM is recorded for the Cuzco mint 1826-27 as well as assayer G, who may be the same person.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.54 grams, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Eliz-108; KM-142.2.


  • [1]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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