Bolivia 1817-PTS PJ 2 reales
This is an example of a type struck 1808-09 and 1813-25 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It is a slightly better date of its type. Harris notes that Potosi two reales of Ferdinand VII are the third commonest mint after Mexico City and Lima. The specimen shown is boldly 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: 66,000.
Specification: 6.77 g, .896 fine silver, .195 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 83.
- 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.