Bolivia 1843-PTS LR 8 scudos
This specimen was lot 24156 in Heritage sale 3032 (Chicago, April 2014), where it sold for $3,818.75. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 8 Scudos 1843/2, Potosi mint, MS61 NGC. A small natural flan flaw on the mountain does not detract from the attractiveness of a generally handsome coin, with much mint bloom and well struck. The 'large bust' variety, struck beginning in 1841 and very difficult to locate in Mint State." 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 108.2, Fr-26, Calico Onza-1589b.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3032, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.
- 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.