Peru 1765-L JM 8 reales

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Goldberg sale 46, lot 1159
photo courtesy Ira & Larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 1159 in Goldberg sale 46 (Beverly Hills, May 2008), where it sold for $6,250. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 8 Reales, 1765-JM (Lima). Charles III. Pillar series. Lovely iridescent toning. Rarely are examples seen that excel in so many ways as does this lovely coin. NGC graded MS-64. Provenance: Ex Irving Goodman Collection." This type was struck 1760-72; Gilboy lists this date as "scarce." Lima pillar dollars of this period come with one dot or two dots, referring to the dots over the mintmarks; the specimen shown is a "two dot" variety.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11934 (dots over both mintmarks), Gilboy L-8-17, Eliz-17; KM 64.


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