1740/39 Peru Gold 8 Escudos NGC AU 55

$43,875.00 USD


The overdate on the coin, where the year 1740 is overstruck on 1739, indicates that the coin was minted during the reign of King Philip V of Spain. This period was marked by the War of the Spanish Succession and the subsequent treaties which had a profound impact on European and colonial geopolitics.

The obverse of the coin features the bust of the reigning monarch, which in this case would be King Philip V. The reverse displays the heraldic shield of the Spanish crown, flanked by the Pillars of Hercules, which are a symbol of strength and endurance.