Peru 1845-Cuz A 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3082, lot 34618
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 34618 in Heritage sale 3082 (New York, January 2020), where it sold for $2,040. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]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.

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