Peru 1746-L V 8 escudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale, lot 21281
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This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type issued 1710-46. Assayer V is known for 1739-47. This specimen was lot 21281 in Stack's Bowers 2018 NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $9,000. The catalog description[1] noted, "PERU. 8 Escudos, 1746-L V. Philip V (1700-46). NGC MS-62. Dots in field variety. Single finest certified at NGC, none at PCGS. The fabled 'doubloon' of the pirates of the Caribbean. A highly attractive example of this ever popular type. Good strike on a rather compact flan with a full cross on the reverse. Lustrous and with quite good eye appeal."

Recorded mintage: 85,211 (including KM 38.3).

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine gold, .798 troy oz AGW, this specimen 27 gms.

Catalog reference: Cayón-10083, Fr-7, KM 38.2.


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  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • 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.

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