Spanish-American 1792 Charles IV Silver 8 Reales about Extremely Fine

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Spanish-American 1792 Charles IV Silver 8 Reales about Extremely Fine

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  • The Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales – the famous Piece of 8!
  • 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.
  • Issued in 1792, during the reign of Spain’s King Charles IV.
  • A well-preserved example – graded about Extremely Fine.

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This is your chance to own a Spanish-American Silver 8 Reales – the legendary ‘Piece of Eight’! Whilst naturally associated with bloodthirsty pirates, shipwrecks and buried treasure, this world-famous coin type has a strong connection with early Australian history. Circulating extensively in what was then the Colony of New South Wales, the Silver 8 Reales was included in the Proclamation of 1800 – Australia’s first official currency system.

Struck early in the reign of Charles IV – known as ‘El Cazador’, the Hunter – this lovely example of the iconic Spanish Silver 8 Reales is in about Extremely Fine quality. Secure this key Australian Proclamation coin today! Click add to cart now!

 

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Country of IssuePeru
Year of Issue1792
Denomination8 Reales
MetalSilver
GradeVery Fine to About Extremely Fine
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