Peru 1802-L IJ 8 escudos

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Heritage sale 3035, lot 31433
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This specimen was lot 31433 in Heritage sale 3035 (Long Beach, September 2014), where it sold for $1,468.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Charles IV gold 8 Escudos 1802 LM-IJ UNC Details (Surface hairlines) NGC, Lima mint. A lustrous and well struck example retaining much mint bloom and scarce as such despite the mishandling accounting for the designation." 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.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, and Warren Tucker, Heritage Signature Auction 3035, World and Ancient Coins, featuring the FoxLair Collection and the Law Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
  • 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.

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