Bolivia 1846-PTS R scudo

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1209

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[1] 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.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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