Bolivia 1819-PTS PJ 1/2 real

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Stack's Bowers 2015 NYINC sale, lot 3256
Bolivia Stacks Jan15-3256r.jpg

This specimen was lot 3256 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $146.88. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 1/2 Real, 1819-PTSPJ. NGC MS-64. Lightly toned and lustrous." 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 It superseded the bust of Carlos IV.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.

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

Catalog reference: KM-90; M&M-062.


  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.

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