Bolivia 1694-P VR 2 reales

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Stack's Bowers ANA sale, lot 30292
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

The first specimen is a two reales cob minted at the Potosi mint in 1694 during the reign of Charles II. This specimen was lot 30292 in Stack's Bowers ANA auction (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $205.63. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 2 Reales, 1694-PVR. Charles II (1665-1700). NGC AU Details--Scratches. Three partial dates. Attractively toned. Several very small scratches. From the Demarete Collection."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .931 fine silver, .202 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 7401, KM-24; Cal-type-112#625.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2014 Chicago ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the David O'Harrow Collection, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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