Bolivia 1791-PTS PR real

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This is an example of a type struck 1791-1809 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). The bust used on this date is distinctly larger than that used on later dates, a phenomenon noted on the other denominations as well. It was replaced in 1813 by the bust of Ferdinand VII. Harris[1] notes that Potosi one reales of Charles IV are tied with Mexico City as the commonest mint. Assayer PR is recorded for 1776-94.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 3.38 g, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 70, Cayón-13382.


  • [1]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • 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.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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