South Peru 1838-C MS 1/2 Escudo

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Eliasberg lot 3553
Peru Sud 1838 half escudo rev Eliasberg 3553.jpg

This specimen was lot 3553 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,265. The catalog description[1] noted, "1838 MS 1/2 escudo. Cuzco mint. South Peru. MS-62 (NGC). Types as above. Deep and lustrous yellow gold, some hairlines and light dirt specks in the legends. A nice example with minimal signs of handling. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.69 g, .875 fine gold, .047 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 1.75 grams, 15.10 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-94, KM 173.

Source:

  • [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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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