Peru 1801-L IJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 172
This specimen was lot 172 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 380 euro (about US$603 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1801. Lima. IJ. 8 reales. Bella. Parte de brillo original. Rara así. EBC+/S/C-. (eight reales of 1801, lustrous, choice extremely fine to about uncirculated.)"
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: 4,223,000.

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

Catalog reference: Cayón-13922, Cal. 656, KM 97.

Sources:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.

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