Bolivia 1801-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 29358 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $1,028.13. The catalog description noted, "Charles IV gold 8 Escudos 1801 PTS-PP UNC Details (Obverse Spot Removed) NGC, Potosi mint. Lustrous UNC with small scratches near the king's forehead to remove an incrustation spot. Well above average, attractive and quite desirable despite the small defect noted on the insert."
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-14; KM-81, Onza-1100.
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