Bolivia 1831-PTS JL scudo
This specimen was lot 1208 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,452. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AV Escudo. Potosí mint. Juan Palomo y Sierra and Luis de Aquilar, assayers. Dated 1831 PTS JL. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. Full strike, lovely original orange peel toning. Purchased from George Vogt, May 1972." This type was struck 1831-40 and is a common one scudo, tho the denomination as a whole is scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.
Specification: 3.4 g, .875 fine gold, this specimen Ø17 mm, 3.38 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 98; C 57; Friedberg 23.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.