Bolivia 1808-PTS PJ 2 reales
This is an example of a type struck 1791-1808 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It is the final date of its type and was replaced that year by the bust of Ferdinand VII. Harris notes that Potosi two reales of Charles IV are the second commonest mint after Mexico City. The specimen shown is slightly double struck on the obverse; it is uncertain if this is caused by die bounce or if it is a true doubled die.
Recorded mintage: 203,000 (including KM 83).
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 71.
- 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.