Bolivia 1824-PTS PJ real

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Aureo sale 242, lot 269
This specimen was lot 269 in Aureo y Calico sale 242 (Barcelona, March 2012), where it sold for 340 € (about $528 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"Fernando VII (1808-1833). 1824. Potosí. PJ. 1 real. Muy bella. Brillo original. Rara así. S/C-. (Ferdinand VII, 1808-33, one real of 1824, Potosí mint. Very handsome, lustrous, rare thus, about uncirculated)."
This is an example of a type struck 1813-25 at Potosi, Bolivia (then called Upper Peru). It superseded the bust of Carlos IV. Assayer PJ is recorded for 1803-25.

Recorded mintage: unknown but not rare.

Specification: 3.38 g, .896 fine silver, .097 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 87, Cal. 1203.


  • 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]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Selección de 500 Monedas, Medallas y Billetes, Barcelona: Aureo y Calicó Subastas, 2012.

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