Peru 1806-L JP 2 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 760
This specimen was lot 760 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 1,850 € (about US$2,795 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1806. Carlos IV. Lima. JP. 2 escudos. Bella. Precioso color. Parte de brillo original. Rara y más así. EBC/EBC+. (Two escudos of 1806, Lima mint. Nice color, part of original luster, rare thus, extremely fine.)"
This specimen is one of a series struck 1791-1808 at Lima, Peru, during the reign of Charles IV (1788-1808). Assayer JP is listed for 1803-21. The small gold denominations of Peru are all very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 100, Cal. 319.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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