Bolivia 1718-P Y 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 169, lot 10075
Bolivia 1718 8 reales rev Ponterio 169-10075.jpg

This specimen was lot 10075 in Ponterio sale 169 (Baltimore, November 2012), where it sold for $352. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 8 Reales, (1)718-Y. Philip V (1700-46). Toned, crude strike. VERY FINE." The Spanish colony of Upper Peru produced hammered cob coinage at the Potosi mint from 1573 to 1773, with a major debasement scandal and subsequent reform occurring in 1649-1652. The period 1767-1770 saw simultaneous issue of milled columnarios. The royal or presentation issues are very rare and highly sought after, while the regular strikes vary in price according to the visibility of the date, mint, and assayer initials.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .931 silver, 0.8103 oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-9267, KM-31; Cal-type- 151#878.

Source:

  • 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.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 169: The November 2012 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2012.

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