Bolivia 1865-PTS FP 1/20 boliviano
This specimen was lot 1228 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $1,028.50. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AR 1/20 Boliviano. Potosí mint. Fortunato Equivar, assayer. Dated 1865/4 PTS FP. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 68. Gem BU with just a hint of color on the edge. Scarce two year type. Highest ever graded. A perfect coin. Purchased from World-Wide Coins of Atlanta, December 1970." This type was struck 1864-65 as part of Bolivia's first decimal coinage. It was superseded by a silver five centavos of 1871-1900.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø15 mm, 1.22 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 149; Y 26.
- 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.