Bolivia 1808-PTS 1/4 real
This is an example of a type struck 1796-1809 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). Silver quarter reales are also known from Mexico, Guatemala, Chile, Peru and Colombia. Despite the low recorded mintage, this date is listed as common. After independence, production of quarter reales would not resume until 1852.
Recorded mintage: 8,161.
Specification: .84 g, .896 fine silver, .024 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 82.
- Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.