Peru 1801-L IJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3010, lot 21673
Peru 1801 8 escudos rev Heritage 3010-21673.jpg

This specimen was lot 21673 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,557. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1801-IJ, AU55 NGC, boldly struck with abundant mint luster, a very attractive piece. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: Fr-40, KM 101.


  • [1]Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
  • 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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