Bolivia 1871-PTS ER 10 centavos KM-153.2
This specimen was lot 1250 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $121. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AR 10 Centavos. Potosí mint. Fortunato Equivar, assayer. Dated 1871 PTS ER. Reverse legend: DIEZ/CENT./9Ds FINO. KM 153.2. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 64. Lovely choice uncirculated. A virtual gem with cameo iridescent toning. One year only variety. This is the only one ever graded. Purchased from Meridian Coin Company, October 1974." This type was struck 1871-72 as part of Bolivia's second decimal coinage. Early issues of 1871 read "DIEZ CS", instead of "DIEZ CENT" shown here. The change was probably to mark a reduction in weight to 2.3 g.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 2.3 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø17 mm, 2.30 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 156.2.
- 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.