Currency of Bolivia

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Ponterio sale 151, lot 6100
photo courtesy of Ponterio & Associates

Banco Nacional de Bolivia

The first specimen was lot 6100 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $368. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA. Banco Nacional de Bolivia. 5 Bolivanos, 1.1.1892. P-S212a. Pressed. VERY FINE."

Banco de Comercio

Heritage sale 3005, lot 22843
photo courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

The second specimen was lot 22843 in Heritage sale 3005 (Long Beach, May 2009), where it sold for $1,840. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. El Banco de Comercio 50 Bolivianos 1900, Pick S-135, VG, rough edges with tears along the folds. Very strong signature and colors."

Banco Francisco Argandona

Heritage sale 3005, lot 22846
photo courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries

The third specimen was lot 22846 in Heritage sale 3005 (Long Beach, May 2009), where it sold for $345. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. El Banco Francisco Argandona 5 Bolivianos 1907, Pick S-150, strong VF, nice corners, some roughness on the edges around the folds. Strong colors and signatures."

Sources:

  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.

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