Peru 1708-L H 2 escudos

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Sedwick Treasure Auction 28, lot 51

This specimen was lot 51 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 28 (Winter Park, FL, November 2020), where it sold for $9,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "Lima, Peru, cob 2 escudos, 1708H, very rare, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census, ex-1715 Fleet (designated on special label). Very bold full pillars-and-waves, slightly off-center (full) cross, light reddish sediment on fields (no luster), interesting one-year variety with crown above cross (Tauler #246). From the 1715 Fleet." This type was struck in small numbers 1701-16, 1720-23, 1728, 1733-36, 1741, 1744. Assayer H is recorded for 1697-1710.

Reported Mintage: 6,575.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW, this specimen 6.72 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9646, S-L25a; KM-36; Cal-1825.


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  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 28, featuring the Dr. Peter Jones and John O'Brien collections, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2020.

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