Peru 1850-L MB 1/2 escudo

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Heritage sale 3029, lot 31700
Peru 1850 medio escudo rev H3029-31700.jpg

This specimen was lot 31700 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $940. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1850 Lima-MB, MS63 NGC. A lovely specimen with well-struck features and full toned mint brilliance." This type was struck at Cuzco in 1826 and at Lima 1826-56. It is much scarcer than the prices in the SCWC would indicate.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 gold, .047 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 146.1.

Source:

  • 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, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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