Bolivia 1776-PTS JR 2 reales
This type was struck in Bolivia 1773-89. Two assayers are recorded for 1776, JR (scarce, shown here) and PR (common). Harris 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.
- 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.