Bolivia 1834-PTS LM 8 scudos

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from the Stack's Bowers 2017 ANA sale, lot 20179
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This specimen was lot 20179 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $2,350. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 8 Scudos, 1834-LM. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Minimal wear and trivial marks on par for the grade. Well struck, lustrous and very attractive. From the Blue Moon Collection." While silver coins from Bolivia exist in vast quantities, gold from Bolivia is scarce. For the colonial period, Colombia may be regarded as the most prolific issuer, followed by Mexico, followed by Peru. Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala are minor sources. This type was minted 1831-40 and is scarce, especially in nice condition. Assayers JL, JM, LM are known for 1834.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .761 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 99, Fr-21.

Source:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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