Peru 1835-Cuz B 8 reales
This specimen was lot 1624 in Sedwick sale 12 (Winter Park, FL, October 2012), where it sold for $1,298. The catalog description noted, "Cuzco, Peru, 8 reales, 1835B, encapsulated NGC AU 58, finest known specimen graded by NGC, rare. Lightly toned fields with muted luster, choice quality for this one-year type, in fact 2 grades higher than second best in the census (including the Millennia specimen) at AU 53." This type was struck at Lima 1825-28 and at Cuzco 1826-29 and is rather common; the complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. Assayer B is recorded for the Cuzco mint 1830-35. The issues of 1834-35 from Cuzco are scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-142.5.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #12, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.