Bolivia 1827-PTS JM sol

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23141
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23141 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $3,525. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic Sol 1827-JM, MS65 NGC, deeply toned with incredibly sharp design details, rare type and date in this elite quality." Newcomers to Bolivian coins might think this type, issued 1827-29, to be as common as the well known 1830-PTS JL one sol (KM 94a) struck thru the 1830's and 1840's. Such is not the case.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 3 g, .903 fine silver, .087 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 94.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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