Peru 1810-L JP 8 reales

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Peru 1810 8 reales obv B-M lot 5123 414299ol.jpg
Peru 1810 8 reales rev B-M lot 5123 414299rl.jpg
another specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection
another specimen

This specimen is one of a type struck in Lima, Peru, 1809-11. An imaginary bust of Fernando VII was used as the king was languishing in a French prison and not available to have his portrait taken. The "standard bust" was adopted in 1811 and used until 1824, and is considerably more common than this issue.

Recorded mintage: 4,380,000.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 106.2.


  • 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.

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