Bolivia 1842-PTS LR 8 scudos
This specimen was lot 1075 in the Eliasberg sale, where it sold for $4830. The catalog description noted, "1842 LR 8 escudos. Potosi mint. MS-63 (NGC). Sunset over mountain type. Bright and lustrous yellow gold. An impressive piece, finer than the vast majority of those known. From the John H. Clapp Collection; Clapp estate to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr., 1942." 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; this specimen: 27.03 grams, 33.90 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 108.2, Fr-26, Calico Onza-1589.
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