A Small Success
A couple years ago I was looking for a side set, a back-burner if you will. I came here and sought council for what I might venture into.
My goal was to collect something slowly that I didn't know anything about, something that was little researched, and something that I could contribute my time and effort to grow and expand from a numismatic standpoint and from a collecting standpoint.
I ended up taking the recommendation of our very own Andy Lustig, which he probably doesn't recall making, of Bolivian Republic coinage 1827-1863. (Of course he posted an impossible pattern coin...which will likely not come to auction anytime soon.)
Anyway, fast forward a couple/few years, I'm well on my way. I've compiled a number of coins and a lot of information! The more I learn, the more I understand how much there is to learn, and how little information is out there regarding this series, especially the minors.
Anyway, the small success is this coin: Bolivian 2 Soles, 1828, PCGS MS61.
A paltry 61 you say?! Yes. It's the highest graded of the date from ANY grading service. Also it's the only Mint State coin of the date from any service. It's one of just two MS coins certified from the first three years. (The following date, 1830 has lots...which is kinda like that across all denominations. It's the only date that's readily available in almost any grade at almost any time, kinda like Morgans 😂)
As a denomination, 2 soles are quite rare, I would say it's by far the toughest of all the Bolivia Republic denominations. I guess that's why I collect them with extreme prejudice. Anyway, thanks Andy! And thank you forum! For such wonderful support, help and community. This is a great place!
(I've got a Truview coming, stay tuned.)
I'm BACK!!! Used to be Billet7 on the old forum.