Bolivia 1800-PTS PP 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 98 in Sedwick sale 11 (Winter Park, FL, April 2012), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Charles IV, 1800PP. Nice XF, problem-free, well struck and partially red-toned."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW, this specimen 26.9 grams.
Catalog reference: Fr-14; CT-107; KM-81.
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- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #11, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2012.