Bolivia 1777-PTS PR 1/2 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This is an example of a type struck 1773-89 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It was replaced in 1791 by the bust of Charles IV. Harris[1] notes that Potosi half reales of Charles III are second to Mexico City as the commonest mint. Assayer PR is recorded for 1776-94.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 1.69 g, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11149, KM 51.

Source:

  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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.

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