Peru 1845-Cuz A 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 34618 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description noted, "Peru: Republic gold 8 Escudos 1845 C-A AU58 PCGS, Cuzco mint. Preserved with only minute highpoint rub to the central features and shimmering sun-gold brightness retained over the fields." This type was struck at Cuzco 1835-36, 1839-40 and 1843-45.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: Fr-63; KM 148.3.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Sam Spiegel, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Online Auction 3082, featuring the Caranett Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.