Bolivia 1797-PTS PP escudo

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1054
This specimen was lot 1054 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos IV. 1788-1808 1 Escudo 1797. Potosi Sehr schön. Kleine Kratzer. (Bolivia, Charles IV, 1788-1808, one escudo of 1797, Potosi mint. Very fine, Minor scratches.)"
This type is very scarce as is most colonial gold from Bolivia. Some of the later dates have recorded mintages under a thousand.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3.38 g, .875 fine gold, .095 troy oz AGW, this specimen 3.35 g.

Catalog reference: Cayón 14063, KM 78, Fr-9.


  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • 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]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.

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