South Peru 1837-BA 8 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3550
Peru Sud 1837BA 8 escudos rev Eliasberg 3550.jpg

This specimen was lot 3550 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $6,670. The catalog description[1] 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.


  • [1]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.

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