Peru 1808-L JP 8 reales KM-97

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an 1808 2 reales, from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is from the final date of Charles IV, struck 1791-1808. It was replaced 1808-09 by KM 106.1, the first of two imaginary busts of Ferdinand VII.

Recorded mintage: 4,017,000 (mostly KM 97).

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW, this specimen: 26.51 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-13978, KM-97.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.
  • 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.

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