Bolivia 1791-PTS PR 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 449
This specimen was lot 449 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 95 euro (about US$151 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1791. Potosí. PR. 8 reales. Primer año de busto propio. Escasa. MBC+. (eight reales of 1791, Potosí mint, first year of bust of Charles IV. Scarce, choice very fine.)"
The SCWC lists this first year of the type about 40% higher than the common dates. The assayer PR appears for 1776-95.

Recorded mintage: unknown but slightly scarce.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .896 fine silver, .780 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 712, KM 73.

Sources:

  • 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.
  • Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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