Peru 1810-L JP 4 reales
The first specimen was lot 24608 in Stack's Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2018), where it sold for $240. The catalog description noted, "PERU. 4 Reales, 1810-JP. Lima Mint. PCGS Genuine--Plugged, VG Details Secure Holder. VERY SCARCE type. Local 'Imaginary' portrait of Ferdinand VII. Pierced and repaired at twelve o'clock, surfaces show evidence of extended use in suspension. Toned. Ex: Stack's Bowers & Ponterio 6/2011 sale, lot # 8445." This type of 1810-11 is rare compared to the prior type of Charles IV, struck 1791-1808. It replaced KM 105.1, with a larger imaginary bust of Ferdinand.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver, .390 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM-105.2; Cal-Type 208 #738; Pa-389.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio, John Kraljevich and Cris Chatigny, The January 2018 NYINC Sale: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, featuring the Eldorado Collection of Colombian and Ecuadorian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.