Peru 1808-L JP 2 reales

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This is an example of a type struck 1791-1808 at Lima, Peru. It is the final date of its type and was replaced that year by an imaginary bust of Ferdinand VII. As a class, colonial coinage of Peru is much less plentiful than that of Mexico, tho it is more available than the remaining mints. However, Harris[1] noted finding twice as many Peruvian two reales of Charles IV as that of Mexico, so it is safe to say that this type is common.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 95, Cayón-13679.

Source:

  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • 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, vol. 1, 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.

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