Peru 1755-L JM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 24503
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was of lot 24503 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Ferdinand VI gold 8 Escudos 1755-JM, AU55 NGC, exceptionally bold design details with natural patina and considerable mint luster, just a couple of tiny marks in the left obverse field. Rare and desirable early type in this superior quality." This type is recorded for 1754-56 and is scarcer than the preceding type with the full-wigged bust of the king (KM 50). A slightly modified bust (KM 59.2) was used 1757-60.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10890, KM 59.1.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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