Spanish-American 1817PJ Ferdinand VII Silver 8 Reales good Very Fine

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Spanish-American 1817PJ Ferdinand VII Silver 8 Reales good Very Fine

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23791
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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.
  • Struck at the Spanish colonial mint of Potosi, in Bolivia.
  • Issued during the reign of Spain’s King Ferdinand VII.
  • A well-preserved, problem-free example – graded good Very 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.

Bearing the portrait of Ferdinand VII, this particular 8 Reales was struck at the Spanish colonial mint of Potosi, Bolivia, and is graded good Very Fine. Click add to cart!

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Year of Issue1817
Denomination8 Reales
MetalSilver
GradeVery Fine
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