Bolivia 1846-PTS R 8 scudos

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 30427
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 30427 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $7,500. The catalog description[1] 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.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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