Bolivia. 8 Reales, 1768 PTS-JR (Potosi). WR-13; Eliz-3; KM-50. 26.96 grams. Charles III, 1759-1788. Pillar coinage. Crowned Bourbon arms. Reverse: Crowned globes flanked by crowned and bannered pillars, over water. Bold, exceptionally full strike, with crisp devices on satainy to reflective fields. Some light handling marks, mostly on reverse. Very lightly toned. Among the finer Pillar coins of Bolivia, and very rare in this grade. NGC graded MS-62. Issued by the Spanish King Charles III and a coin of the realm for the Americas. Bolivian pillars began in 1767, a very late start compared with a 1732 onset in Mexico. The series lasted only four years, ending with the 1770 issue, which was the most plentiful. Coins of the previous years range from rare to scarce. Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000. Ex Millennia, Lot 941. Categories: World Crowns & Minors
Charles III of Spain - birth o ... (16 coins)
Under Charles' reign (1759 – 1788), Spain began to be recognized as a nation rather than a collection of kingdoms and territories with a common sovereign.
His efforts resulted in creation of a National Anthem, a flag, and a capital city worthy ...