Peru 1830-L JM real

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Sedwick sale 12, lot 1633

This specimen was lot 1633 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $430.70. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, 1 real, 1830JM, encapsulated PCGS MS62, finest known graded by PCGS. Choice strike and good luster, patches of rainbow-toning on obverse, exceptional for the issue." This type was struck 1826-1840 at the Lima mint. The date is listed in the SCWC as a scarce date, though all Peruvian minors are scarcer in nice condition than the catalog values would indicate. Assayer JM is recorded for 1825-1831. It was legal tender in the United States until 1857 for 12½¢.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-145.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.

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