Bolivia 1867-PTS FE boliviano

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This type was struck in large quantities 1867-69 after Bolivia converted to decimal coinage in 1864. The boliviano was adopted as the successor to the old eight soles (or sueldos; the sources do not agree) and struck in various forms 1864-93. The series contains many rare dates and varieties but this one is common. The previous type (KM 152.1), distinguished by a slightly larger diameter and assayers' initials "FP," was also struck in 1867 but is scarce. The SCWC records an overdate, 1867/6, and an overassayer, FE/P, and various combinations thereof. The silver boliviano effectively ended in 1875; later dates (1877, 1879, 1884, 1887, 1893) exist but they are very rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown but common.

Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, edge reeded.

Catalog reference: KM 152.2.

Source:

  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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