Bolivia 1847-PTS R 8 scudos

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 12023
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 12023 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $7,638. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. 8 Escudos, 1847-R. NGC MS-62. Small laureate. Bust right. Nice strike. Ex: Millennia Collection." 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.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • 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]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.

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