Jack's Potosí mint 8 reales types
"Charles III, Pillar Type"





Coin Details

Origin/Country: BOLIVIA - COLONIAL
Item Description: 8R 1770PTS JR DOT AFTER "CAROLUS"
Full Grade: NGC XF 40
Owner: jgenn

Set Details

Custom Sets: Columinarios de Carlos -- 8 Reales Types 1760-1771
Competitive Sets: Jack's Potosí mint 8 reales types   Score: 990
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The mint at Potosí was, for a variety of reasons, the last colonial mint to convert from cob production to milled coinage. Pillar issues started in 1767 and ran until 1770 so this example is the last of the pillar dollars, followed by a brief period where cobs were reintroduced.

I won this one as a raw coin in an auction on Ebay in October of 2012 from a seller that I didn't know so I was very happy to see it get a full grade. It has a patch of staining on the obverse and a spot on the reverse but a nice full strike overall. This is the variety with dot after "CAROLUS".

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