Peru 1797-L IJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 168
This specimen was lot 168 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 145 euro (about US$230 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1797. Lima. IJ. 8 reales. Buen ejemplar, EBC-. (eight reales of 1797, nice example, nearly extremely fine.)"
This type was struck 1791-1808 for Charles IV and is probably the most common colonial coin of Peru. Assayer IJ is recorded for 1787-1803.

Recorded mintage: 4,391,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 652, KM 97.


  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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