Peru 1832-Cuz VoArSh 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 25454 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,645. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1832-VoArSh Cuzco, AU58 NGC, boldly struck features with no flan problems and virtually full mint luster, an exceptionally nice example of this early Republic 8 Escudos." This type was struck at Cuzco 1826-45 and at Lima 1826-40 and 1850-55. This is one of the more available dates but we have no explanation for the bizarre assayers' initials which appear this year only.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-63, KM 148.2.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- 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.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.