Bolivia 1794-PTS PR 8 escudos
This type was struck 1791-1808 at Potosi. While silver coins from Bolivia are very common, gold coins are scarce, tho the eight escudos is probably the most common denomination. This specimen was lot 97 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1794PR. Lightly red-toned AXF with slightly weak centers and a few old marks (including a long hairline scratch on slightly off-center reverse)."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.9 grams.
Catalog reference: KM-81; CT-101.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- 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.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.