Bolivia 1792-PTS PR 4 escudos

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Aureo sale 242, lot 227
The specimen shown was lot 227 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 3,200 € (about US$4,968 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Carlos IV (1788-1808). 1792. Potosí. PR. 4 escudos. Este ejemplar tiene los mismos cuños de anverso y reverso que el ejemplar de la colección Caballero de las Yndias, nº 17. Esto da idea de la rareza de este segundo busto mal descrito en todos los catálogos. Insignificantes golpecitos. Atractiva. Muy rara. EBC-. (Charles IV, 1788-1808, four escudos of 1792, Potosí mint. This example is struck from the same dies as the one in the collection of Caballero de las Yndias, lot 17. Tiny nicks, attractive, very rare, about extremely fine.)"
While silver coins from Bolivia exist in vast quantities, gold from Bolivia is scarce. For the colonial period, Colombia may be regarded as the most prolific issuer, followed by Mexico, followed by Peru. Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala are minor sources. This type was minted 1791-1808 and is rare. The large bust is listed for 1790-91.

Reported Mintage: unknown.

Specification: 13.53 g, .875 fine gold, .380 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: Fr-15, KM 80, Cal. 243.

Source:

  • 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.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2010.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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