Bolivia 1841-PTS LR 8 scudos

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Heritage sale 3020, lot 23144
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 23144 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description[1] noted, "Republic gold 8 Scudos 1841-LR, AU53 PCGS, sharply struck with every hair on the head of Bolivar nicely defined. The surfaces are virtually fully lustrous and quite flashy. The bust displays some faint porosity, a very minor natural flan flaw." 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 struck 1841-47 and is not rare but usually found impaired.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

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

Catalog reference: KM 108, Fr-26.


  • 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.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.

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