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A Choice Large Planchet 1698 2 Escudos Cuzco
from the 1715 Plate Fleet
One of the Holy
Grails of Fleet collectors is the large planchet Lima-style Cuzco
1698. Cuzco was a one-year only Peruvian mint that struck just a
small number of two escudos. Before the Fleet only a handful of 1698 Cuzcos were known. The Fleet finds added a few dozen coins, but almost all
were the Bogota-style small planchet issues ( see the other coin pictured
on my site). Perhaps 5-6 Lima-style large planchet Fleet Cuzcos were
Photos courtesy of Dave Bartlett.