1815 JP Crown Size Silver Coin from Peru Eight Reales Lima Mint King Ferdinand VII Bust Facing Right
Description: A nicely toned, extremely fine or better 1815 Peruvian crown size silver coin. This is an eight reales silver coin. The coin depicts the laureate bust of Ferdinand VII facing right on the obverse. The bust is surrounded with the legend "FERDIN*VII*DEI*GRATIA*1815" along the edge. The reverse has the crowned Spanish arms surrounded by two pillars. The reverse has the legend "HISPAN.ET.IND.REX.ME.8R.J.P" with the LIMA mint mark in monogram. The coin has the edge with raised rectangles and circles. The coin has some luster and nice eye appeal. This is KM 117.1 weighs ~25.7 grams and is ~38 mm in diameter. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Mint: Lima Peru.
Size and Weight: This is an eight reales, which is approximately 38 mm in diameter and weighs ~25.7 gm of 0.896 silver.
References: It is KM #117.1.
Condition: I would grade this coin as a nice extremely fine or better. The details of the coin show are well preserved but show some wear commensurate with its age and circulated status. The hair and laureate of the king retains much of its original details as does the Spanish arms on the reverse. Additionally, the inscriptions along the edges are still very well defined. The coin has some residual luster and nice eye appeal, and is problem free. It does have some minor scratches and bag marks, but nothing to worry about. It is in original circulated condition and looks great. It is better than the photos show. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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