1692 Lima Eight Reales

Coin Description: Viceroyalty of El Peru, mint of Lima, Eight Reales 1692 V. Another Lima 8 reales from the reign of Carlos II that has managed survived in excellent condition on a Fleet wreck. Two (16)92 dates are sharply struck, as is the Lima (L) mint mark, and only the faintest trace of corrosion is present. The coin is full weight at 27.1 gm. Assayer V is Juan de Villegas, who worked with Miguel de Rojas in the first ten years of the Lima silver coinage (1684-93).

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Craig Grella