Bolivia 1857/6-PTS FJ 8 scudos
This specimen was lot 2801 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $1,725. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. 8 Escudos, 1857/6-FJ. Laureate head of Bolivar right. Scratches, planchet crack and cleaned. Extremely Fine to About Uncirculated." While silver coins from Bolivia exist in vast quantities, gold from Bolivia is scarce. For the colonial period, Colombia may be regarded as the most prolific issuer, followed by Mexico, followed by Peru. Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala are minor sources. This type was issued 1852-57 and is the last of its denomination. No premium is awarded this overdate.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 27.07 g, .875 fine gold, .759 troy oz AGW.
Catalog reference: KM 116, Fr-34.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
- 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.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.