Bolivia 1799-PTS 1/4 real

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This is an example of a type struck 1796-1809 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). Silver quarter reales are also known from Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Peru and Colombia. After independence, production of quarter reales would not resume until 1852.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: .84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 82.

Source:

  • Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.

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