Bolivia 1802-PTS PP 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 2790 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,438. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. 8 Escudos, 1802-PP (Potosi). Charles IV. Adjustment marks. NGC graded AU-50." 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: 20,000.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 81, Fr-14.
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