Bolivia 1852 1/4 sol

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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This specimen is a quarter sol (nominally equal to a Mexican quarter real but lightweight and debased) minted at Potosi in 1852. The SCWC notes it is very common, in contrast to the very rare issue of 1853. The two comprise the only quarter reales issued after independence; the colonial quarter reales ended in 1809.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 0.85 g, .667 fine silver, .018 troy oz ASW.

Catalog reference: KM 111.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.

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