Peru 1797-L JI 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 246, lot 800
This specimen was lot 800 in Aureo y Calicó sale 246 (Barcelona, September 2012), where it sold for 900 € (about $1,366 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"Carlos IV (1788-1808). 1797. Carlos IV. Lima. JI. 8 escudos. Hojas en reverso. Escasa. MBC-/MBC. (Charles IV (1788-1808), eight escudos of 1797, Lima mint, small flaws on reverse, about very fine.)"
This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos. Assayer IJ is also recorded for 1797 and may be the same pair of officials.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-40; KM-101, Cal. 15, Cal.Onza 990.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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