BlackBeard's Treasure
BOLIVIA P N/B 8R 1581-1589

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: Bolivia
Item Description: 8R (1574-86)P BOLIVIA KM-5.1 N/B
Full Grade: NGC XF 40
Owner: jim hawkins

Set Details

Custom Sets: BlackBeard's Treasure
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Explorer

Owner Comments:

8R (1574-86)P BOLIVIA KM-5.1 N/B ... Juan Ballesteros Narvaez, the primary Potosi assayer of those times (1577-1586 and 1589 -1615) had a brother who apparently substituted for him, just as assayers S, L and C stood in from time-to-time. The brother's name was Hernando and it is very probable that he used the Narvaez portion of the last name to distinguish his coinages from those of his brother. this would have been done circa 1581-1586, during Ballesteros 3rd term as assayer.

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