Bolivia 1841-PTS LR 2 scudos

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1212

This specimen was lot 1212 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $10,890. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AV 2 Escudos. Potosí mint, Luis de Aquilar and Rafael Mariano Bustillo, assayers. Dated 1841 PTS LR. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 63. Superb prooflike BU with just a few faint adjustment marks that can hardly be seen. Highest ever graded. Extremely rare. This is truly a wonder coin and by far the finest known example. Purchased from Joe Elliott, November 1973." This type was struck 1841 only. The denomination as a whole is scarce to rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.8 g, .875 fine gold, this specimen Ø23 mm, 6.75 g, 12h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 106; C 65; Friedberg 28.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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