Bolivia 1862-PTS FP sol
This specimen was lot 1178 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $786.50. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AR Sol. Potosí mint. Fortunato Equivar, assayer. Dated 1862/1 PTS FP. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Gem toned original UNC with deep patina." This type, which restored the fineness to 903 thousandths, was struck 1860-63 in some numbers. The 1862 FP is common while the 1862/1 FP and 1862 FJ are scarce.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.5 g, .903 fine silver, this specimen Ø18 mm, 2.41 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 134.2.
- 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.