Bolivia 1788-PTS PR 4 escudos

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Aureo sale 232, lot 1316
The specimen shown was lot 1316 in Aureo y Calicó sale 232 (Barcelona, March 2011), where it sold for 963 euros (about $1,589 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos III (1759-1788). 1788/7. Potosí. PR. 4 escudos. (Cal. 372 var). Rectificación de fecha muy clara y no reseñada en Krause. Hojitas. Bonito color. Muy rara. MBC-/MBC+. (Charles III, 1759-88, four escudos of 1788, Potosi mint, obvious overdate not listed in Krause. Marks, good color, very rare very fine.)
This type was issued from Potosi 1778-88; all dates are rare.

Recorded mintage: 96,000.

Specification: 13.53 g, .901 fine gold, .393 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 58, Fr-2, Cal-372.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Gilboy, Frank F., The Milled Columnarios of Central and South America: Spanish American Pillar Coinage, 1732 to 1772, Regina, Saskatchewan: Prairie Wind Publishing, 1999.
  • [1] Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2011.
  • 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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