Peru 1853-L MB 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 31665 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $1,800. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 8 Escudos 1853 LIMA-MB MS61 NGC, Lima mint. The scarcest date of this short-lived three-year type. Some typical die wear noted, but the fields still maintain significant luster, especially on the reverse." This type was struck at Cuzco 1826-45 and at Lima 1826-40 and 1850-55. This subtype, struck 1853-55, is marked by having "LIMA" spelled out in full on the reverse.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27 g, .875 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-62, KM 148.4.
- 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.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.