Bolivia 1824-PTS PJ 8 escudos
This specimen was lot 87 in Sedwick Treasure Auction 21 (Winter Park, FL, May 2017), where it sold for $2,702.50. The catalog description noted, "Potosi, Bolivia, bust 8 escudos, Ferdinand VII, 1824PJ, encapsulated NGC AU 53. Fairly lustrous, with light red toning in obverse legend, rare and popular as the final colonial type and date." While silver coins from Bolivia exist in vast quantities, gold from Bolivia is scarce. For the colonial period, Colombia may be regarded as the most prolific issuer, followed by Mexico, followed by Peru. Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala are minor sources. This type was minted 1822-24 only and is quite a bit scarcer than the previous type with Charles IV (KM 81, struck 1791-1808).
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW; this specimen 27,08 g.
Catalog reference: KM 91, Calico 1307. CT-90; Fr-19.
- Sedwick, Daniel F., Augi Garcia and Cori Sedwick Downing, Treasure Auction #21, featuring Selections from the Richard Stuart Collection, Winter Park, FL: Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, 2017.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.