Peru 1787-L MI 8 escudos
This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, in 1787. It is one of a type struck 1772-89. The later issues (1785-89) are considered a separate subtype as the fineness was lowered from .901 to .875. Mintmaster IJ (active 1787-1804) is also known for the date. This coin would have traded for US$15.50 before the Civil War.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 82.1a.
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