Bolivia 1893-PTS CB boliviano
This type was struck in large quantities 1872-77 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 such as this one. The silver boliviano effectively ended in 1875; later dates (1877, 1879, 1884, 1887, 1893) exist but they are very rare. This specimen was lot 2601 in SINCONA sale 1 (Zurich, June 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA Republic. Boliviano 1893. Assayer CB. Extremely rare. Almost extremely fine."
Recorded mintage: unknown but rare.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver, edge reeded; this specimen 24,41 g.
Catalog reference: KM 160.3.
- 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.
- SINCONA AG, Munzen, Medaillen & Banknoten Auktion 1, Zurich, 2011.