Bolivia 1900-So 50 centavos
This specimen was lot 1270 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. AR 50 Centavos. Santiago mint. Dated 1900 So. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Superb brilliant uncirculated. Finest of two graded. Purchased from M. Louis Teller, August 1971." This half boliviano was minted under contract in Santiago, Chile. No other date or denomination was ordered from this mint, making this a slightly better type, despite the large mintage.
Recorded mintage: 900,000.
Specification: 11.5 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø29 mm, 11.55 g, 6h axis.
Catalog reference: KM 175.2.
- 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.