Bolivia 1805-PTS PJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 20251 in Heritage sale 3010 (Boston, August 2010), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Carlos IIII gold 8 Escudos 1805PJ, AU50 NGC, boldly struck with attractive mint luster, a nice example of the type. The S in HISP is clearly punched over a P, and there is a tiny flan flaw just above on the rim." 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 rare.
Recorded mintage: 49,000.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 81, Fr-14.
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