South Peru 1837-BA 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 3550 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $6,670. The catalog description noted, "1837 BA 8 escudos. Cuzco mint. South Peru. MS-62 (NGC). Types as above. Lustrous yellow gold, somewhat reflective on both sides. Lightly hairlined and showing some softness of strike, but free of planchet flaws and very attractive. Another specimen of this intricately rendered design." There is a similar eight escudos issued by the "Estado Sud Peruano."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .760 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 27.08 grams, 36.60 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-92, Calico Onza-2081, KM 171.
- Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- South Peru 1837-Cuz 1/2 real
- South Peru 1837-Cuz BA 2 reales
- South Peru 1838-Areq 2 reales
- South Peru 1838 ½ escudo
- South Peru 1838-C MS escudo
- South Peru 1837 8 Escudos Federacion
- South Peru 1838-Cuz MS 8 escudos
- Coins and currency dated 1837
- other specimens in The Eliasberg Collection
- return to coins of Peru