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Potosi, Bolivia, proclamation 2 soles, no date (1841), Ballivian / Ingavi, NGC MS 63, finest and onl

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Potosi, Bolivia, proclamation 2 soles, no date (1841), Ballivian / Ingavi, NGC MS 63, finest and onl
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Potosi, Bolivia, proclamation 2 soles, no date (1841), Ballivian / Ingavi, NGC MS 63, finest and only example in NGC census. Fonrobert-9786; Burnett-126. 6.74 grams. Standing native with olive branch in hand and llama by foot on obverse with legend POTOSI TRASMITE ALA POSTERIDAD, reverse with column showing flag at top and banner BALLN within wreath and legend LA GLORIA DEL VENCEDOR DE INGAVI; nice strike, lightly toned over muted luster. Curiously, while this piece is listed in Fonrobert as silver, recent records show just as many examples in gold, but all but one show a hole at top, which this piece lacks. These pieces struck in good silver (or gold) were generally more popular for circulation than the debased non-proclamation coinage, and the weight of this particular issue proves that they were indeed made for general local circulation. This is likely the finest known anywhere (not just at NGC). NGC #4700529-001.