Bolivia 1765-P V Y 8 reales

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34416
Bolivia 1765 8 reales rev P177-34416.jpg

Royals are known of this type from the Potosi mint but all are rare. The regular cob issues are not nearly as nice. This specimen was lot 34416 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 8 Reales, (1)765-PVY. Charles III (1759-88). Lions and castles a bit muddled. Bold pillars, date and denomination. VERY FINE." The year 1767 marked the initiation of milled coinage at Potosi, the last mint to do so, but cobs continued to be produced until 1773.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .917 fine silver, .798 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM-45; Paoletti-430.


  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • 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 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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