South Peru 1838-C MS escudo
This specimen was lot 3552 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description noted, "1838 MS 1 escudo. Cuzco mint. South Peru. MS-63 (NGC). Radiant sun, legends and date around/value within wreath. Rich orange gold, lustrous and somewhat reflective in the fields. some trivial hairlines. An exceptional specimen of this scarce one year type. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 3.30 grams, 18.80 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: Fr-93, KM 174.
- 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.