Bolivia 1790-PTS PR 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 448
This specimen was lot 448 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 80 euro (about US$127 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1790. Potosí. PR. 8 reales. Busto de Carlos III. Ordinal IV. Escasa. MBC-. (eight reales of 1790, Potosí mint, bust of Charles III with ordinal IV. Nearly very fine.)"
A transitional type, bearing the bust of the deceased Charles III but bearing the name of Charles IV, was issued 1789-90. The assayer PR appears for 1776-95.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 711, KM 64.


  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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