Bolivia 1830-PTS J 8 soles
This specimen was lot 22187 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Philadelphia, August 2018), where it sold for $456. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA. 8 Soles, 1830-PTS-J. Potosi Mint. PCGS AU-55 Secure Holder. Far better struck than most examples of this date. From the Keystone Collection." This type was struck in large quantities 1827-40 after Bolivian independence. It was struck in Potosi. This coin usually comes poorly struck on bad planchets. Later eight soles were struck to the same weight standard until 1859, when the weight was lowered to 20 grams.
Recorded mintage: unknown but a common date. Assayer JF is also reported for 1830 plus various overdates.
Specification: 27 g, .903 fine silver, edge reeded and lettered AYACUCHO SUCRE 1824.
Catalog reference: KM-97.
- Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2018 Philadelphia ANA Auction: World Coins and Selections from the El Dorado Collection of Colombian Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.