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Spanish America 8 Reales Fine

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Price: $245.00 Product Code: 17092

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Known as a Piece of Eight, and instantly associated with bloodthirsty pirates, shipwrecks and buried treasure, the Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales also plays a key role in Australian history.

The leading international trade coin in the 17th and 18th centuries, the Silver 8 Reales naturally found its way to Australian shores. Indeed, the importance of the coin was such that it was included in the Proclamation of 1800 - Australia's first official currency system. Its long-term fame in this country was cemented just over a decade later, when it was used to create the rare 1813 Holey Dollar & Dump.


Forming the bedrock upon which the study of numismatics in this country has been built, the Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales commands a place in every Australian collection. We have a small number of this historic 38mm silver crown in stock - in Fine quality, with some bearing attractive authenticating 'chopmarks'.



Forming the bedrock upon which the study of numismatics in this country has been built, the Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales commands a place in every Australian collection. We have a small number of this historic 38mm silver crown in stock - in Fine quality, with some bearing attractive authenticating 'chopmarks'.
Product ID: 17092
$ 245

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