Bolivia 1852-PTS FP 8 scudos Fr-33
This specimen was lot 1218 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, Augst 2014), where it sold for $72,600. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AV 8 Escudos. Potosí mint. Fortunato Equivar, assayer. Dated 1852 PTS FP. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. Superb fully lustrous, well struck coin over fully prooflike fields. This coin has strong claims to a much higher grade. Without a doubt the finest example of this very rare one year only type that this cataloger has ever seen. A true museum quality specimen. Ex Superior Galleries (9 December 1989), lot 30; Mortimer Hammel Collection (Stack’s, 15 September 1982), lot 687." The "bust right" type of 1852-57 (Fr-34) is much more available tho still expensive.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, this specimen Ø35 mm, 27.17 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 115; Friedberg 33; Y A14.
- 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.