Peru 1808-L JP 4 reales
This specimen was lot 1692 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $323.13. The catalog description noted, "Lima, Peru, bust 4 reales, Ferdinand VII (large 'imaginary' bust), 1808JP, very rare. About Fine with deeply toned fields (good contrast), repaired hole at top, minor edge-bruise, rare type." This type is rare compared to the prior type of Charles IV, struck 1791-1808. It was replaced 1809-11 by KM 105.2, with a smaller imaginary bust of Ferdinand.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW, this specimen: 13.06 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-105.1; CT-735.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.