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SPANISH COLONIAL - VICEROYALTY OF PERU

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8 Escudos - 1815-LIMAE

KM-129.1 - 27,00 g - 35,6 mm

Edge - Engrailed

The obverse features a bust of Ferdinand VII encircled by the Latin legend FERDIN-VII-D-G-HISP-ET-IND-REX (Ferdinand VII by Grace of God King of Spain and the Indies) with the date 1815 below the bust.  The reverse has the crowned Habsburg arms encircled by a garter of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The denomination 8 S flanks the arms.  A Latin legend IN-UTROQ-FELIX-AUSPICE-DEO (Under the auspices of God there is happiness on both sides) with the mintmark (LIMAE monogram) at left bottom and the assayers' initials JP (for Juan Martínez de Roxas and Pablo Cano Melgarejo) at the right bottom.


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8 Escudos - 1824-Co

KM-129.2 - 27,00 g - 35,6 mm

Edge - Engrailed

The obverse features a bust of Ferdinand VII encircled by the Latin legend FERDIN-VII-D-G-HISP-ET-IND-REX (Ferdinand VII by Grace of God King of Spain and the Indies) with the date 1824 below the bust.  The reverse has the crowned Habsburg arms encircled by a garter of the Order of the Golden Fleece. The denomination 8 S flanks the arms.  A Latin legend IN-UTROQ-FELIX-AUSPICE-DEO (Under the auspices of God there is happiness on both sides) with the mintmark (Co) at left bottom for the Cuzco mint and the assayer's' initial G at the right bottom. This was the last gold 8 Escudos minted in the Spanish dominions of the western hemisphere and the first and only minted at the Cuzco mint.


REPUBLIC

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8 Escudos - 1826 - Lima

KM-148.1 - 27,00 g - 37 mm

Edge - Reeded

This coin was minted at the Lima mint and is the first type of this denomination minted under the republic. The obverse has a standing liberty encircled by the nation's motto FIRME Y FELIZ POR LA UNION (Firmness and Happiness for the Union). The reverse features the arms of the republic encircled by the nations name in Spanish REPUBLICA PERUANA, the mint monogram LIMAE, the assayer's initials JM and the date 1826.  The denomination 8 E flanks the arms.  


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8 Escudos - 1839 - Cuzco

KM-148.2 - 27,00 g - 37 mm

Edge - Reeded

This coin was minted at the Cuzco mint and represents the first type of this denomination minted under the republic.   The obverse has a standing liberty encircled by the nation's motto FIRME Y FELIZ POR LA UNION (Firmness and Happiness for the Union). The reverse features the arms of the republic encircled by the nations name in Spanish REPUBLICA PERUANA, the mint CUZCO, the assayer's initial G. and the date 1839.  The denomination 8 E flanks the arms.


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1 Escudos - 1840 - Cuzco

KM-147.3 - 3,15 g - 18 mm

Edge - Reeded

This coin was minted at the Cuzco mint and represents the first type of this denomination minted under the republic.   The obverse has a standing liberty encircled by the nation's motto FIRME Y FELIZ POR LA UNION (Firmness and Happiness for the Union). The reverse features the arms of the republic encircled by the nations name in Spanish REPUBLICA PERUANA, the mint CUZCO, the assayer's initial A, 21 Q, and the date 1840.  The denomination 1 E flanks the arms.


1 Libra - 1908

KM-207 - 7,994 g

Mintage - 0,036M

The obverse features a bust of an Indian with the Spanish legend VERDAD I JUSTICIA (Truth and Justice) with the denomination UNA LIBRA (one pound at the bottom.  The reverse has athe Peruvian coat of arms within a wreath, the country's name REPUBLICA PERUANA, the mint LIMA, GOZG, and the date 1908.


1- Soles - 1956

KM-236 - 4,58 g

The obverse featurea seated Liberty with the Peruvian shield and holding a liberty cap on a staff. To the right is a wreath with a laureate at the top.  The ribbon on the column reads LIBER - TAD.  The denomination DIEZ SOLES and gold content and fineness ORO FINO GRS. 4,21264 - 9/10 FINO surrounds the figures. The reverse features the Republic's arms within a wreath. Around the top is the country's name - REPUBLICA PERUANA - with the date 1956 at the bottom.


 

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