Bolivia 1892-H 5 centavos
This specimen was lot 1246 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $145.20. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. CU-NI 5 Centavos. Heaton (Birmingham) mint. Dated 1892 H. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 66. Superb gem BU with just a hint of toning. Purchased from Meridian Coin Company, June 1969." After the failure of 1883, the Bolivian government tried again with this copper-nickel five centavos ordered from the Heaton mint. This issue was not a success but later issues of 1893-97 did circulate.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000 plus proofs.
Specification: copper nickel, this specimen Ø19 mm, 2.54 g, 12haxis.
Catalog reference: KM 171.
- 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.