Bolivia 1871-PTS ER 5 centavos KM-156.1

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CNG Lissner sale, lot 1239

This specimen was lot 1239 in Classical Numismatic Group's sale of the Lissner Collection (Chicago, August 2014), where it sold for $229.90. The catalog description[1] noted, "BOLIVIA, Republic. 1825-present. AR 5 Centavos. Potosí mint. Fortunato Equivar, assayer. Dated 1871 PTS ER. Type without dots in reverse legend. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 65. Choice moderately toned UNC. Very scarce one year only type. This is the only specimen ever graded. Purchased from Freeman Craig, August 1983." This type was struck 1871 only as part of Bolivia's second decimal coinage. Later that year, the reverse was modified to read "CINCO CENT" instead of "CINCO CS", probably to mark a reduction in weight to 1.15 g.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 1.25 g, .900 fine silver, this specimen Ø16 mm, 1.26 g, 6h axis.

Catalog reference: KM 156.1.


  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 9th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • [1]Teller, M. Louis, and Victor England, Jr., The Richard Lissner Collection, Lancaster, PA: Classical Numismatic Group, 2014.

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