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Potosi, Bolivia, proclamation 1 sol, 1854, Belzu, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC ce

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Potosi, Bolivia, proclamation 1 sol, 1854, Belzu, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC ce
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Potosi, Bolivia, proclamation 1 sol, 1854, Belzu, NGC MS 62, finest and only known example in NGC census. Fonrobert-cf. 9592. 5.43 grams. Bust of Belzu above wreath on obverse with legend M.Y.BELZU PRESIDENTE CONSTITUCIONAL / .POTOSI 1854., reverse with standing woman with children, cornucopia at foot, within legend LA PATRIA AL YLUSTRE DEFENSOR D SU INDEPENDENCIA; basically the design of Fonrobert-9590 but in silver. Choice, deep, rainbow toning over muted luster, virtually no wear, oversized flan that extends beyond the corded rims, an issue much more commonly seen in gold (1 escudo), but in both metals widely considered a coin (in "good" metal) despite a lack of denomination stated on the piece. That said, the weight of this piece is about 50% too high for a 1 sol, so probably it was a special issue (like a piefort), as the related Fonrobert specimens do have proper weight for a 1 sol (or 1 scudo in gold). NGC #4700529-002.