Bolivia 1817-PTS PJ 2 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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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[1] 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.


  • [1]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.

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