Peru 1710-L H 2 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 21319
photo courtesy Stack's-Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 21319 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $6,168.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 2 Escudos, 1710-H. Philip V (1700-46). PCGS MS-63 Secure Holder. Some doubling present though a vastly appealing piece. Choice luster with the barest hint of salvage. Tied with three other examples at this numeric grade with just three examples certified finer (MS-64) at either NGC or PCGS. From the Blue Moon Collection. Ex: 1715 Plate Fleet." Cob two escudos were struck at the Lima mint 1701-44 for Philip V of Spain and became the "pistoles" of pirate lore.

Recorded mintage: 3,811.

Specification: 6.77 g, .917 fine gold, .199 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9652, Fr-9; KM-36; Cal-Type 67#304.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.

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