Peru 1832-Cuz B 8 reales

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from the Acanthite collection
from the Acanthite collection

This specimen is an 8 reales struck in 1832. This type was struck at Cuzco 1830-34 and is rather common; the complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. Assayer B is recorded for the Cuzco mint 1832-33.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, 0.903 fine silver, 0.786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-142.4.


  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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