Bolivia 1832-PTS JL 8 soles
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; the first specimen is slightly above average. It exhibits a few chopmarks, indicating that it spent time in China as a trade dollar. Later eight soles were struck to the same weight standard until 1859, when the weight was lowered to 20 grams.
Recorded mintage: unknown but common.
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.