Peru 1833-L MM 8 reales
This specimen was lot 6057 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $126.50. The catalog description noted, "Peru. 8 Reales, 1833-MM (Lima). Republic. Standing liberty. Lustrous with lovely pastel toning. NGC graded AU-58. The Victor Jaramillo Collection." This type was struck at Lima and Cuzco 1830-36 and is rather common; the complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. Assayer MM is recorded for 1831-35.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 grams, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Eliz-119; KM-142.3.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.