Bolivia 1846-PTS R 8 scudos
This specimen was lot 30427 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $7,500. The catalog description noted, "Republic gold 8 Scudos 1846 PTS-R MS62 NGC, Potosi mint. A highly attractive, near-choice example of the type, displaying immense luster and a sharp strike. Seldom encountered in such an exceptional grade, and currently the finest graded by NGC for the date, with just two others at this designation. Worthy of a great deal of interest and consideration." This type was struck 1841-47 and is not rare but usually found impaired.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27 g, .875 fine gold, .758 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: Fr-26; KM-108.2.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- 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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.