Peru 1842-L MB 2 reales
This specimen is one of a series struck 1840-56 at the Lima mint. The date is listed in the SCWC as common, tho all Peruvian minors are scarcer in nice condition than the catalog values would indicate. Assayer MB is recorded for 1838-56. It was legal tender in the United States until 1857 for 25¢.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.77 g, .903 silver, .145 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 141.3.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.