Spanish-American 1788 Charles III Silver 8 Reales Very Fine

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Spanish-American 1788 Charles III Silver 8 Reales Very Fine

$745.00
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  • The Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales – the famous Piece of 8!
  • Struck in 1788 – the year of European Settlement of Australia.
  • A type used extensively in the early Australian colonial economy.
  • The 8 Reales was listed in the Proclamation of 1800 – Australia’s first official currency system – at a value of Five Shillings.
  • A well-preserved, problem-free example – graded Very Fine.

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This is your chance to own a Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales that was struck in 1788 – the year of European Settlement of Australia!

Whilst naturally associated with bloodthirsty pirates, shipwrecks and buried treasure, the legendary ‘Piece of Eight’ has a strong connection with early Australian history. Indeed, circulating extensively in what was then the Colony of New South Wales, the Silver 8 Reales was so important to the colonial economy that it was included in the Proclamation of 1800 – Australia’s first official currency system.

A fine example of this world-famous coin type, issued during the reign of Spain’s King Charles III, the Spanish-American 1788 Silver 8 Reales is graded Very Fine. Secure this key Australian Proclamation coin today! Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueMexico
Year of Issue1788
Denomination8 Reales
MetalSilver
GradeVery Fine
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