Peru 1850-L MB 2 escudos
This specimen was lot 21305 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $1,292.50. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 2 Escudos, 1850-MB. Lima Mint. NGC MS-64. SCARCE in this lofty grade, with the typical weakness seen in the centers of the devices and smooth mark free fields. Far nicer than nearly all other surviving examples, and worthy of a serious bid." Two escudos were struck at Lima for the republic of Peru 1828-29, 1833, 1850-55. None are recorded for Cuzco.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 6.75 g, .875 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-65; KM-149.2.
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- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.