Bolivia 1795-PTS PP 8 escudos

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photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC
photo courtesy Daniel F. Sedwick, LLC

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 75 in Sedwick sale 9 (Winter Park, FL, April 2011), where it sold for $1496.15. The catalog description[1] noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1795PP. Nice XF+ with minor laminations in flan on reverse, nice rims, some luster and toning."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.9 grams.

Catalog reference: KM-81; CT-102.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #9, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2011.

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