Bolivia 1846-PTS R 8 soles
This specimen was lot 1640 in Stephen Album sale 27 (Santa Rosa, CA, January 2017), where it sold for $411.25. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA: Republic, AR 8 soles, 1846/5-PTS. A couple scratches in reverse field, with prominent chopmark on reverse, beautiful rainbow tone, EF." This type was struck in substantial quantities 1841-46 after Bolivian independence altho the mule (KM A103) is scarce. This coin often comes poorly struck on bad planchets. Later eight soles 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.
Catalog reference: KM-103.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Album, Stephen, Joseph Lang, Paul Montz, Michael Barry and Norman Douglas Nicol, Auction 27, featuring the Dr. Paul Stevens Collection of Indian Coins, Part VI, Santa Rosa, CA: Stephen Album Rare Coins, Inc., 2016.