Bolivia 1835-PTS LM 2 scudos

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 8311
photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This specimen was lot 8311 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $2,300. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 2 Scudos, 1835-LM. VERY SCARCE type. NGC AU-55." 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. The two scudos denomination is rare, being struck 1834-35 and 1841 only.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.8 g, .875 gold, .191 troy oz AGW.

Catalog reference: KM 101, Fr-23.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • 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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