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The Spanish colony of Upper Peru produced hammered cob coinage at the Potosi mint from 1573 to 1773, with a major debasement scandal and subsequent reform occurring in 1649-1652.  The period 1767-1770 saw simultaneous issue of milled columnarios.  The royal or presentation issues are very rare and highly sought after, while the regular strikes vary in price according to the visibility of the date, mint, and assayer initials.
 
The Spanish colony of Upper Peru produced hammered cob coinage at the Potosi mint from 1573 to 1773, with a major debasement scandal and subsequent reform occurring in 1649-1652.  The period 1767-1770 saw simultaneous issue of milled columnarios.  The royal or presentation issues are very rare and highly sought after, while the regular strikes vary in price according to the visibility of the date, mint, and assayer initials.
  
The specimen shown was lot 868 at Cayon Subastas auction held February 4, 2012, where it sold for 200 euros (about $311 including buyer’s fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted "''Potosí. 8 reales. 1769. V. Cy11971. Plt434. 26´4 grs. MBC/MBC-. Muy escasa..'' (Potosi 8 reales 1769-V.  About very fine to very fine.  Very scarce.) "
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The specimen shown was lot 868 at Cayon Subastas auction held February 4, 2012, where it sold for 200 euros (about $311 including buyer’s fees). The catalog description<sup>[1]</sup> noted "''Potosí. 8 reales. 1769. V. MBC/MBC-. Muy escasa..'' (Potosi 8 reales 1769-V.  About very fine to very fine.  Very scarce.) "
  
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown.
 
''Recorded mintage:'' unknown.
  
''Specification:'' 27.07g, 0.917 silver, 0.7980 oz ASW.  This specimen 26.4g.
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''Specification:'' 27.07 g, 0.917 silver, 0.7980 oz ASW.  This specimen 26.4 g.
 
   
 
   
''Catalog reference:'' KM-45; Cy11971.
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''Catalog reference:'' KM-45; Cy11971, Plt434.
  
 
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''Links to:''
* [[Bolivia 1657-P E 8 reales|1657-P E 8 reales "royal"]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1670-P E 8 reales|1670-P E 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1756-P Q 8 reales|1756-P Q 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1757-P Q 8 reales|1757-P Q 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1758-P Q 8 reales|1758-P Q 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1761-P V 8 reales|1761-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1762-P V Y 8 reales|1762-P VY 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1763-P V 8 reales|1763-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1764-P V 8 reales|1764-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1766-P V Y 8 reales|1766-P VY 8 reales]]
 
 
* [[Bolivia 1768-P V 8 reales|1768-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1768-P V 8 reales|1768-P V 8 reales]]
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* [[Bolivia 1769-PTS JR 8 reales|1769-PTS JR 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1770-P V 8 reales|1770-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1770-P V 8 reales|1770-P V 8 reales]]
* [[Bolivia 1771-P V 8 reales|1771-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1772-P V 8 reales|1772-P V 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1767-PTS JR 8 reales|1767-PTS JR 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1768-PTS JR 8 reales|1768-PTS JR 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1769-PTS JR 8 reales|1769-PTS JR 8 reales]]
 
* [[Bolivia 1770-PTS JR 8 reales|1770-PTS JR 8 reales]]
 
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1769]]
 
* [[Coins and currency dated 1769]]
 
* return to [[Bolivia]]
 
* return to [[Bolivia]]
  
[[Category:Cob coinage of Latin America and Spain]][[Category:Selections from Cayon Subastas Feb 2012]]
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[[Category:Cob coinage of Latin America and Spain]][[Category:Selections from Cayon Subastas Feb 2012]][[Category:Silver pesos of Latin America]]

Revision as of 23:26, 27 February 2012

photo courtesy Cayon Subastas

The Spanish colony of Upper Peru produced hammered cob coinage at the Potosi mint from 1573 to 1773, with a major debasement scandal and subsequent reform occurring in 1649-1652. The period 1767-1770 saw simultaneous issue of milled columnarios. The royal or presentation issues are very rare and highly sought after, while the regular strikes vary in price according to the visibility of the date, mint, and assayer initials.

The specimen shown was lot 868 at Cayon Subastas auction held February 4, 2012, where it sold for 200 euros (about $311 including buyer’s fees). The catalog description[1] noted "Potosí. 8 reales. 1769. V. MBC/MBC-. Muy escasa.. (Potosi 8 reales 1769-V. About very fine to very fine. Very scarce.) "

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, 0.917 silver, 0.7980 oz ASW. This specimen 26.4 g.

Catalog reference: KM-45; Cy11971, Plt434.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • [1]Cayon Subastas, Auction February 2012: Highly Important Collection of Spanish and Latin American 8 Reales and other Coins from the Spanish Empire, Madrid: Cayon Subastas, 2012.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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