Bolivia 1692-P VR 8 reales
This specimen was lot 508 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 26 (Winter Park, FL, November 2019), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales Royal (galano), 1692VR. Typically thicker and smaller in diameter than earlier Royals, this specimen with bold full details and contrasting toning, AVF with old scratches, holed at top of pillars side, die-match with Lazaro #230 (rated R3)." This type was struck 1667-1700 for Charles II. It superseded the shield/cross type which was involved in the debasement scandal of the 1630's and 1640's. Royals, struck for presentation, are all rare and nearly always come holed.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .931 fine silver, this specimen 26.40 g.
Catalog reference: S-P40; KM-R26; CT-330, Cayón-7662.
- 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.