Bolivia 1776-PTS JR 2 reales

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Bolivia 1776 2 reales Rosenblum 42-159.jpg

This type was struck in Bolivia 1773-89. Two assayers are recorded for 1776, JR (scarce, shown here) and PR (common). Harris[1] notes that Potosi two reales of Charles III are the commonest mint, ahead of Mexico City. This specimen is from a recent William Rosenblum sale (Littleton, CO, February 2012), where it sold for $151.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 53.


  • [2]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.

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