Peru 1801-L IJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 21673 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it sold for $1,557. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1801-IJ, AU55 NGC, boldly struck with abundant mint luster, a very attractive piece. From the Don Benito Collection of Hispanic Gold." This coin was minted 1792-1808 and is the most common Peruvian colonial eight escudos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-40, KM 101.
- Tucker, Warren, Scott Cordry and John Kraljevich, Heritage Sale 3010: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2010.
- 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, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.