Bolivia 1844-PTS R 1/2 scudo
This specimen was lot 30371 in Heritage sale 3029 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $528.75. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 1/2 Escudo 1844-R, MS62 NGC. A quality example with sharply struck features and appealing old-time toning. Undamaged examples of these tiny denominations are highly elusive. Ex: 'Colonel' E.H.R. Green; Green Estate' Partnership of Eric P Newman/B.G. Johnson." This type was struck 1841-47 and is seldom seen, despite the low catalog value.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.70 g, .875 fine gold, .048 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 104.
- Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Stuart Levine and Bruce Lorich, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3029, featuring Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part III, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
- 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.