Peru 1828-L JM 1/2 escudo
This specimen was lot 2067 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Robert Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,815. The catalog description noted, "PERU, Republic. 1821-present. AV 1/2 Escudo. Lima mint. Dated 1828 JM. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Choice brilliant uncirculated with full luster. Only two of this date have been graded and this is 10 grades higher than the other. Purchased from Spink & Sons, August 1972." 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.
Specification: 1.69 g, .875 gold, .047 troy oz AGW, this specimen Ø15 mm, 1.69 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 146.1; C 141.1.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.