Bolivia 1846-PTS R scudo
This specimen was lot 1209 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $4,840. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AV Escudo. Potosí mint. Rafael Mariano Bustillo, assayer. Dated 1846/5 PTS R. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Choice uncirculated with faint orange peel toning. Only specimen ever graded. Extremely rare. Overdate not mentioned on holder. Purchased from California Coin & Stamp, October 1973." This type was struck 1841-42 and 1846. The denomination as a whole is scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown but fairly common.
Specification: 3.4 g, .875 fine gold, this specimen Ø18 mm, 3.36 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 105; C 64; Friedberg 29.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.