Bolivia 1654-P E PH 8 reales

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Aureo sale 238, lot 417
This specimen was lot 417 in Aureo & Calicó sale 238 (Barcelona, November 2011), where it sold for 300 euro (about US$476 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"1654/3. Potosí. E. 8 reales. PH bajo corona. Triple fecha; curiosa sobrefecha 4/3. Escasa. BC+. (eight reales of 1654/3, Potosí mint, low crown. Triple date, curious 4/3 overdate, scarce, fine plus.)"
The year 1652 saw a massive reform at the Potosi mint after king Philip IV discovered that mint officials had been systematically debasing the coinage in late 1630's and 1640's. The older issue was recalled and melted and a new design introduced to restore confidence in the coinage. The overdate shown here is not listed in the SCWC.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 27.07 grams, .931 fine silver, .810 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón no. 6480, Cal. 438 var, KM 21.


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  • [1]Sisó, Teresa, Eduardo Domingo and Lluís Lalana, Subasta Colleción Leunda, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó Subastas Numismáticas, 2011.
  • Elizondo, Carlos A., Eight Reales and Pesos of the New World, San Antonio, TX: 1968.
  • Raymond, Wayte, The Silver Dollars of North and South America, 2nd Ed., Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing, 1964.

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