Bolivia 1843-PTS LR 8 soles
This specimen was lot 3270 in Stacks-Bowers NYINC sale (New York, January 2015), where it sold for $423. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA. 8 Soles, 1843-LR. PCGS AU-58 Secure Holder. Nice strike with nearly full mint luster." This type was struck in substantial quantities 1841-46 after Bolivian independence. It is common. This coin often comes poorly struck on bad planchets; this specimen is above average. Later eight soles (or sueldos; the sources do not agree) were struck to the same weight standard until 1859, when the weight was lowered to 20 grams. Bolivia converted to decimal coinage in 1864.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27 g, .903 fine silver, edge reeded.
Catalog reference: KM-103.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Ponterio, Richard, The January 2015 NYINC Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Featuring the John W. Adams and Ray Czabor Collections, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2014.