Bolivia 1789-PTS PR 8 reales KM 55

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Sedwick sale 11, lot 950

This is a late example of a type struck 1789-90 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It was replaced in 1791 by the bust of Charles IV. The specimen shown was lot 950 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $218.50. The catalog description[1] noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1789PR, rare. Deeply purple-toned VF+, rims a bit weak (as made) due to size of flan, rare final date of type."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW, this specimen 26.7 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-55; CT-998.


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  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • [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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