Peru 1810-L JP escudo

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Eliasberg lot 3509
Peru 1810 escudo rev Eliasberg 3509.jpg

This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1809-11 using the "imaginary bust." This specimen was lot 3509 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "1810 JP 1 escudo. Lima mint. VF-35 (NGC). Types as above. Medium yellow gold, tiny planchet flaw in right obverse field, some dirt trapped in reverse devices. A brief-lived type. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 3.36 grams, 18.70 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-47, KM 110.


  • [1]Kraljevich, John, John Pack, Elizabeth O. Piper and Frank Van Valen, The Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., Collection of World Gold Coins and Medals, Wolfboro, NH: American Numismatic Rarities, 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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