Peru (South) 4 and 8 Reales 1838
Your old coin from South Peru in South America is quite valuable. If it is genuine, and if it has little or no wear, it catalogs well over $500 US dollars. Here is what the catalogs say for this coin:
8 reales (38 mm diameter)
worn: $50 US dollars catalog value
average circulated (like our picture): $180
well preserved: $350
4 reales (33 mm diameter)
average circualted: $120
well preserved: $250
Remember these are catalog values. Use our Important Terminology page to fully understand what this means. Catalog values are inflated values.
I am a little concerned, Tuck, that your coin may be counterfeit, especially since you say it has little or no wear. All valuable coins are subject to counterfeits, especially these days, when many fakesters are hard at work in various places around the world.
If you would like, please send us a picture of your coin. We may be able to tell if it is a fake or not. Use the Contact Us link to start an e-mail exchange with CoinQuest.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Tuck, Wed, 14-Apr-2010 19:22:47 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 10-Oct-2013 14:33:01 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Wed, 19-Aug-2015 02:37:09 GMT
Requester description: 1838 FIRME POR LA UNION 10.D.20.G.Confedaraction. M.S. REPUB.SUD.PERUANA 8.r.CUZCO 1838
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