Bolivia 1779-PTS PR real

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 957

The specimen shown was lot 957 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $172.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, bust 1 real, Charles III, 1779PR. Lustrous AU, no toning, slight die-doubling on obverse." 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[2] notes that Potosi one reales of Charles III are nearly tied with Mexico City as the commonest mint. Assayer PR is recorded for 1776-94.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 3.38 g, .903 fine silver, .098 troy oz ASW, this specimen 3.4 grams.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11371, KM 52, Cal-1608.

Source:

  • [2]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: 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel Frank, Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction 11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC, 2012.

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