Peru 1811-L JP 2 escudos

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Eliasberg lot 3511
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This coin was minted in Lima, Peru, of a type struck 1809-11 using the "imaginary bust." This specimen was lot 3511 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $1,380. The catalog description[1] noted, "1811 JP 2 escudos. Lima mint. VF details (NCS). Types as above. Pale yellow gold with some subtle toning, cleaned and showing some hairlines but still appealing, curved striking flaw (lint mark) at chin. A scarce three-year type. From Stack's sale of the Col. James W. Flanagan Collection, March 1944, Lot 550."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .875 fine gold, .190 troy oz AGW; this specimen: 6.68 grams, 22.60 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: Fr-46, KM 111.


  • [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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