Peru 1800-L IJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 171
This specimen was lot 171 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 88 euro (about US$140 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1800. Lima. IJ. 8 reales. Leves rayitas. MBC+. (eight reales of 1800, a few light marks, choice very 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: 4,207,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-13916, Cal. 655, KM 97.

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.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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