Bolivia 1785-PTS PR real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
Bolivia 1785 real rev 600.jpg

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 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.

Catalog reference: KM 52.

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.

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