Peru 1830-Cuz G 8 reales

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Heritage sale 3012, lot 28875
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This type was struck at at Cuzco 1830-34. The complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. High grade examples like the one shown always bring a premium. Assayer GM is recorded for the Cuzco mint 1826-27, so the initial G may or may not be one of those people. The example shown was lot 28875 in Heritage sale 3012 (New York, January 2011), where it sold for $431. The catalog description reads: "Republic Cuzco 8 Reales 1830G, AU58 NGC, very choice for a Cuzco example."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.903 fine silver, 0.7859 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 142.4.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.

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