Peru 1855-L MB 2 escudos

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31661
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This specimen was lot 31661 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 2 Escudos 1855 LM-MB AU58 NGC, Lima mint. Light rose toning around the devices and near the periphery, only faint traces of handling not affecting the luster." This type was struck in Lima 1828-29, 1833 and 1850-55 only and is not common. There is no mention of Cuzco or Arequipa striking this type.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.85 g, .875 fine gold, .192 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-65, KM 149.2.


  • 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]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.

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