Bolivia 1774-PTS JR 2 reales

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Heritage sale 410, lot 16071
photo courtesy Heritage Auctions

Two reales of Bolivia are rarely seen in the exalted condition shown here. This example is from the Whittier collection, sold in Heritage sale 410 (Long Beach, June 2006) as lot 16071, where it was described[1] as "Carlos III 2 Reales 1774-JR, AU55 NGC, boldly struck with some evidence of cleaning and a scratch on the lower bust." It sold for $172.50. The type was struck 1773-89. Harris[2] notes that Potosi two reales of Charles III are the commonest mint, ahead of Mexico City.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 6.77 g, .903 fine silver, .196 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-11554, KM 53.

Source:

  • [2]Harris, Robert P., Pillars & Portraits, San José, CA: Bonanza Press, 1968.
  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Cayón, Adolfo, Clemente Cayón and Juan Cayón, Las Monedas Españolas, del Tremis al Euro: del 411 a Nuestros Dias, vol. 1, Madrid: Cayón-Jano S.L., 2005.
  • Calicó, Xavier, Numismática Española: Catálogo General con Precios de Todas las Monedas Españolas Acuñadas desde Los Reyes Católicos Hasta Juan Carlos I, 1474 a 2001, Barcelona: Aureo & Calicó, 2008.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 410: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2006.

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