Bolivia 1852-PTS FP 1/2 scudo
This specimen was lot 2795 in Goldberg sale 75 (Los Angeles, September 2013), where it sold for $414. The catalog description noted, "Bolivia. ½ Escudo, 1852/1 FP (Potosi). Laureate head of Bolivar right. NGC graded MS-62." While silver coins from Bolivia exist in vast quantities, gold from Bolivia is scarce. For the colonial period, Colombia may be regarded as the most prolific issuer, followed by Mexico, followed by Peru. Bolivia, Chile and Guatemala are minor sources. This type was struck 1852-56. Assayer MJ is also noted for 1852.
Specification: 1.70 g, .875 fine gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-36; KM 113.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Jason Villareal and Steven Harvey, Goldberg Sale 75: the pre-Long Beach Sale, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 9th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2017.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.