Bolivia 1792-PTS PR 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 20083 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it sold for $1,997.50. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1792/1-PR, AU53 NGC Eliasberg, lightly toned with luster in the legends, a pleasing example and a scarcer early date. The overdate is clear with the one visible within the two." 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, tho somewhat more available than the four escudos.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .765 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 81.
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