Bolivia 1852-PTS FM 8 soles

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 13033
Bolivia 1852 8 soles rev P177-13033.jpg

This type was struck in reasonable quantities 1852-56 after Bolivian independence. It is slightly less common than the earlier laureate head designs (KM 97 and KM 103) but it is not rare. This coin often comes poorly struck on bad planchets; this specimen is above average. Later eight soles (or sueldos; the sources do not agree) were struck to the same weight standard until 1859, when the weight was lowered to 20 grams. This specimen was lot 13033 in KM-112.1. Well struck, lustrous and choice for type."

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 27 g, .903 fine silver, edge reeded.

Catalog reference: KM 112.1.


  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [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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