Peru 1853-L MB 4 escudos
This specimen was lot 2072 in Classical Numismatic Group's auction of the Robert Lissner collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $3,327.50. The catalog description noted, "PERU, Republic. 1821-present. AV 4 Escudos. Lima mint. Dated 1853 (LIMÆ) MB. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Choice uncirculated with slightly subdued surfaces on obverse and fully prooflike lustrous reverse. A wonderful specimen and only one of this date graded. Highest graded of this two year type. Purchased from Art Smith, February 1979." This type was struck in Lima 1828 and 1850-55 only and is not common. There is no mention of Cuzco or Arequipa striking this type.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.5 g, .875 fine gold, .379 troy oz AGW, this specimen Ø28 mm, 13.48 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 150.2; C 144.1a.
- 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, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.