Bolivia 1807-PTS PJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 3545 in Goldberg sale 70 (Los Angeles, September 2012), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. 8 Escudos, 1807-PJ (Potosi). Charles IV. Uniformed bust right. Reverse: Crowned Hapsburg arms within chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece. NGC graded EF-45." 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: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-14; KM-81.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 70: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2012.