Does anyone know "for sure" which mint's 8 Reales from 1776 were used by the US colonists? I know that the Mexico City mint (Mo) one is popular due to the relatively closer proximity to the US. But what about the other mints? Did the ships carrying those silver coins leave directly from the minted country's ports to Spain? Or, did the ships make a pit stop in the Caribbeans or the Spanish-owned Florida, where freshly minted coins may have circulated into the US? There must have been a constant demand by US colonists for the Spanish colony-made silver coins due to their reliable silver content. Thanks in advance!