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Bolivia Four Reales

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Howdy folks, it's been a while since I have posted in this board but I think I will be here more now. At the recent GSNA convention I picked up a very nice four reales with Charles III on it. It's from the Potosi mint and is from 1773. As for its value, I haven't a clue, however, I thought it was cool and it appears to have choice, original surfaces. Enjoy. 507385-Bolivia%201773%20Four%20Ra.jpg

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Very nice Tom. I think that's a smooth coin. Literally and figuratively. I like the look of the piece. I think it has great eye appeal being free from any major or minor distraction(s) and it appears to be very well evenly worn. Nice snag. thumbsup2.gif

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Hmmmm - one I don't have 893scratchchin-thumb.gif A nice piece though - 4 reales are not easy to come by for the most part. I hope you do post here more often - and get more of those columnarios too wink.gif One of my all time favs cloud9.gif

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The coin has a nice look to it. It's also cool since so many Spanish colonial coins (not necessarily from Bolivia) circulated in the US until 1857.

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That is an attractive circulated coin!

 

One thing I always like about the designs is just how pleased with himself Charles looks, despite having such a big nose. I guess it's good to be the king!

 

-JamminJ

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One thing I always like about the designs is just how pleased with himself Charles looks, despite having such a big nose. I guess it's good to be the king!

 

I wonder why some of the rulers looked so angry on their coins. You rule a country - smile for once!

 

As for this coin, I like the reverse design. Similar to German/Austrian thalers.

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