Peru 1836-MT 8 reales
This type was struck at Lima 1828-40 and at Cuzco 1830-35 and is common; the complete span of Peru standing liberty eight reales runs 1825-55. Assayer MT is recorded for the Lima mint 1835-36.
The example shown was lot 62155 and sold on May 3, 2011 for $138 at the Monthly Internet World Coin Auction #231118 by Heritage Auctions. The catalog description reads: "Republic 8 Reales 1836-MT Lima, AU50 ANACS."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 142.3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.