Bolivia 1776-PTS JR 8 reales

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is one of a series struck 1773-89 in Potosi during the reign of Charles III of Spain. Assayer JR is recorded for 1767-76. Assayer PR is also noted for 1776 and is priced quite a bit lower. Many of these pesos ended up being overstruck in Brazil for use as 960 réis.

Recorded mintage: unknown. Later dates, similarly priced, have mintages about 2-4 million.

Specification: 27.07 g, .903 fine, .785 ASW.

Catalog reference: Cayón-12039, KM 55.


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