By John J. TePaske and edited by Kendall W. Brown

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34 Julio Benavides, Historia de moneda en Bolivia (La Paz: Ediciones Puerta del Sol, 1972). 12 chapter one the Audiencia of Guatemala section, Legajos (bundles) 791–95. 35 On balance, however, the historical literature contains little on the Guatemalan mint. 36 In it he provided mint output figures for Santiago from its founding in 1749 to the end of the colonial epoch. 37 Gold production and mintage output for Brazil have received a good deal of attention, although not the rigorous analysis of archival records which has characterized the historiography of Spanish American precious metals.

In fact in the 1790s, the most productive ten years of the entire colonial epoch, the two metals combined reached an amount worth almost four hundred million silver pesos. introduction 19 Tables Table 1–1. Adolf Soetbeer’s Estimates of World Silver and Gold Production, 1793–1810. 000 783,260 783,260 703,300 703,300 626,820 626,820 635,930 635,930 650,750 650,750 797,720 797,720 1,007,640 1,007,640 1,240,210 1,240,210 1,626,260 1,626,260 1,600,530 24,717,510 376,000 470,000 470,000 900,000 900,000 2,843,000 3,116,000 2,995,000 2,995,000 4,190,000 4,190,000 4,230,000 4,230,000 3,936,000 3,936,000 3,663,000 3,663,000 3,370,000 3,370,000 3,419,000 3,419,000 3,556,000 3,556,000 4,312,000 4,312,000 5,331,450 5,331,450 6,527,400 6,527,400 8,790,600 8,790,600 8,941,500 126,657,400 MARKS KILOGRAMS 129,600 162,000 162,000 200,000 200,000 220,000 240,000 191,000 191,000 206,000 206,000 238,000 238,000 231,570 231,570 244,680 244,680 258,350 258,350 300,350 300,350 357,680 357,680 532,330 532,330 686,620 686,620 577,670 577,670 496,340 496,340 496,000 10,450,780 46,400 58,000 58,000 71,600 71,600 78,350 85,100 68,400 68,400 73,800 73,800 85,200 85,200 83,000 83,000 87,770 87,770 92,600 92,600 107,650 107,650 128,200 128,200 190,800 190,800 246,100 246,100 207,050 207,050 177,900 177,900 177,780 3,743,770 20 chapter one Table 1–2.

Overall (see Table 2–3 and Figure 2–5) during the sixty years of Caribbean gold production, Española yielded the most of all the Greater Antilles: its output was 23,388 kilograms (72 percent), Puerto Rico’s 4,335 kilograms (13 percent), Cuba’s 3,198 kilograms (10 percent) and Tierra Firme’s 1,629 kilograms (5 percent). 34 chapter two Production trends in the early Caribbean in many ways mirrored the circumstances of gold mining throughout the Spanish Indies in the early decades of the conquest.

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