Peru 1773-L MJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 141
This specimen was lot 141 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 600 euro (about US$952 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[2] noted,
"1773. Lima. MJ. 8 reales. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Escasa así. EBC/EBC+. (eight reales of 1773, Lima mint. handsome, some luster remaining, scarce thus, extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1772-89 for Charles III and supplanted the pillar dollar. A slight debasement accompanied the design change.

Recorded mintage: 4,105,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine silver, .786 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12008, Cal. 853, KM 78.

Sources:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
  • 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.
  • [2]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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