Peru 1854-L MB 4 escudos

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Goldberg sale 53, lot 2750
photo courtesy Ira & larry Goldberg

This specimen was lot 2763 in Goldberg sale 53 (Beverly Hills, May 2009), where it sold for $1,250. The catalog description[1] noted, "Peru. 4 Escudos, 1854-MB (Lima). Liberty standing holding shield and pole. Reverse: Arms. Lustrous and scarce in grade. NGC graded MS-61." This type was struck in Lima 1828 and 1850-55 only and is the scarcest gold denomination for Peru. There is no mention of Cuzco or Arequipa striking this type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.50 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-64; KM 150.3.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg Sale 53: the pre-Long Beach sale, Beverly Hills, CA: Ira and Larry Goldberg Auctioneers, 2009.

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