Peru 1771-L JM 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3026, lot 25439
Peru 1771 8 escudos rev H3026-25439.jpg

This specimen was lot 25439 in Heritage sale 3026 (Long Beach, October 2013), where it sold for $1,586.25. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carlos III gold 8 Escudos 1771-JM, Fine 15 NGC, nicely toned and original, quite attractive and very close to VF. Scarce early bust type." This eight escudos was struck 1768-72 as a slightly modified version of the type issued 1763-68 (KM 70).

Reported Mintage: unknown. All dates are rare.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-12815, KM 73, Cal. 17.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3026, World & Ancient Coins, featuring the RLM Collection, Part Two, the Nogales Collection and the Goetz Medals Die Archive, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.

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