Bolivia 1798-PTS PP 8 reales
This specimen is one of a series struck 1791-1808 in Bolivia during the reign of Charles IV. It is a common date, though the SCWC values it about 50% more than the contemporary Mexican issue. Assayer PP is recorded for the years 1795-1802.
Recorded mintage: unknown. Later dates, similarly priced, have mintages about 2-4 million.
Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine, .780 ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 73.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.