Bolivia 1818-PTS PJ 1/2 real

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Goldberg sale 81, lot 2070
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This specimen was lot 2070 in Goldberg sale 81 (Los Angeles, September 2014), where it sold for $246.75. The catalog description[1] noted, "Bolivia. ½ Real, 1818-PJ (Potosi). Ferdinand VII. Gray toning. NGC graded MS-64." This is an example of a type struck 1814-25 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It superseded the bust of Carlos IV. Assayer PJ is listed for 1803-25.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 1.69 g, .896 fine silver, .048 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 90.


  • 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.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 81: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2014.

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