Bolivia 1652-P E 4 reales
This specimen was lot 235 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it sold for $505.75. The catalog description noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1652E post-transitional, 1-PH-6 at top. Full, fat pillars with cute little 1-PH-6 at top below full crown, prominent tressure around full but mostly flat cross, minimal corrosion, deeply toned. Recovered from: Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador." This type was struck 1652-66 for Philip IV. It superseded the shield/cross type which was involved in the debasement scandal of the 1630's and 1640's.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.53 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 12.95 g.
Catalog reference: S-P37a; KM-18; CT-735, Cayón-6139.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- 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.
- Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
- Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 26, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2019.