Bolivia 1793-PTS PR 4 reales
This specimen was lot 3888 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $165. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. 4 Reales, 1793-PR. Charles IV. NGC graded VF-20 (Cuzco Hoard)." This is an example of a type struck 1791-1808 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It was replaced in 1816 by the bust of Ferdinand VII. Harris notes that Potosi four reales of Charles IV are the commonest mint, ahead of Mexico City. Recent hoard finds have only increased this number. The assayer PR appears for 1776-95.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 13.54 g, .896 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM-72.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 84: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.