Bolivia 1768-PTS JR real

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1256
from the Mountain Groan Collection
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The first specimen shown was lot 1256 in Aureo y Calicó sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 150 euros (about $247 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos III (1759-1788). 1768. Potosí. JR. 1 real. Columnario. Rayita. Buen ejemplar. Escasa así. MBC+. (Charles III, 1759-88, one real of 1768, Potosi mint, pillar type, scratch on reverse, nice example, choice very fine.)
This type was issued from Potosi 1767-70, whereupon the mint reverted to cob production.

Recorded mintage: 96,000.

Specification: 3.38 g, .917 fine silver, .099 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 47, Cal-1592.

Sources:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón9-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.
  • Gilboy, Frank F., The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America: Spanish American Pillar Coinage, 1732 to 1772, Regina, Saskatchewan: Prairie Wind Publishing, 1999.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.

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