Bolivia 1815-PTS PJ 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 472
This specimen was lot 472 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 85 euro (about US$135 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1815. Potosí. PJ. 8 reales. Pátina atractiva. MBC+. (eight reales of 1815, Potosí mint. Attractive toning, choice very fine.)"
Assayer PJ is recorded for the years 1803-24. The Potosí mint changed hands several times during 1813-15 between the Argentines (republicans) and Bolivians (royalists). The royalists managed to hold the mint long enough in 1815 to issue a substantial number of these pesos.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27.07 g, .896 fine, .780 ASW.

Catalog reference: Cal. 604, KM 84.

Source:

  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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