Bolivia 1893-PTS CB 5 centavos

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This silver five centavos, roughly equal to a half dime, was struck for Bolivia in Potosi 1884-1900. It superseded a very similar coin (KM 157.1) issued 1872-84. Both types are fairly common tho varieties abound. Assayer CB is recorded for 1890-93 as well as an overdate, 1893/83.

Recorded mintage: 70,000.

Specification: 1.15 g, .900 fine silver, .033 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 157.2.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.

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