1823 Large Silver Coin Bolivia 8 Reales Mint Mark PTS Ferdinand VII King Of Spain Nicely Toned Fine or Better
Description: 1823 PTS PJ Bolivian silver coin. This is the Ferdinand VII 8 Reales depicting the bust of King Ferdinand the seventh of Spain on the obverse. The obverse of this large, silver dollar size coin, has the legend "FERDIN.VII.DEI.GRATIA" surrounding the king's bust and the date 1823 below it. The reverse depicts the crowned arms of Spain between pillars with the legend "HESPAN.ET IND.REX" followed by the mint mark as a monogrammed "PTS.8 R. P.J." all surrounding the arms. These coins were used extensively in the US before the silver dollars were circulated. The coin is nicely toned and shows all the details very well but also shows considerable wear and dings all along the rim. This is a nice coin that would make a great addition to your collection. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Weight and Size: The coin is ~38 mm in diameter and weighs ~26.8 grams of 89.6%25 silver.
Condition: I would grade the coin as fine or better with all the details being still preserved and having considerable wear commensurate with its age and circulated state. The coin has several dings and bumps to the edges and the facial features of King Ferdinand are worn off while the legend is still obvious and very readable. On the other hand the reverse still retains the details of the arms and has less wear when compared to the obverse. The inscriptions on the reverse are also very readable and relatively well preserved. The reverse would grade as very fine while the obverse would grade as a fine or a a good Very Good. The bumps to the rim are obviously a distraction but given this is a rare coin, it is still very desirable. Please view scan for additional condition information.