Bolivia 1797-PTS PP 8 escudos

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Aureo sale 243, lot 823
This specimen was lot 823 in Aureo y Calicó sale 243 (Barcelona, April 2012), where it sold for 1,200 € (about $1,813 including buyer's fees). The catalog[1] noted,
"1797. Carlos IV. Potosí. PP. 8 escudos. Levísima hojita en reverso. Bella. Brillo original. Rara así. EBC. (Eight escudos of 1797, Potosí mint. Reverse rim nick, very nice, original luster, rare thus, extremely fine.)"
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 scarce.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 81, Cal. 104.

Source:

  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, 2 volumes, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Numismática, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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