Bolivia 1893 5 centavos
This specimen was lot 1247 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $544.50. The catalog description noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. Specimen CU-NI 5 Centavos. Heaton (Birmingham) mint. Dated 1893. In NGC encapsulation graded Specimen 66. Superb proof gem with beautiful iridescent toning. A real eye popper. Ex Whittier Collection (Heritage 410, 2 June 2006), lot 16244." This type is listed for 1893 and 1899 with similar types noted for 1895 and 1897. After 1900, the silver five and ten centavos were discontinued in favor of base metal issues.
Recorded mintage: 2,500,000 plus proofs.
Specification: copper nickel, 20.5 mm diameter, this specimen Ø19 mm, ~2.50 g, 12h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 173.1.
- 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.