Bolivia 1793-PTS PR 4 reales

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Goldberg sale 84, lot 3888
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This specimen was lot 3888 in Goldberg sale 84 (Los Angeles, January 2015), where it sold for $165. The catalog description[1] 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[2] 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.
  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • [1]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.

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