Peru 1842-L MB real
The first specimen appeared in Heritage sale 410. This type was struck at Lima 1841-56; the complete span of Peru standing liberty one reales runs 1826-56. Assayer MB is recorded for 1838-56 and an overdate, 1842/1 is listed. The date is listed in the SCWC as better, tho all Peruvian minors are scarcer in nice condition than the catalog values would indicate. It was legal tender in the United States until 1857 for 12½¢.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 145.4.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Tucker, Warren and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 410: The Whittier Collection, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2006.