8 Reales Spanish Empire and Peninsulars for all

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  1. moneditis

    moneditis Reales de a 8

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  5. mark240590

    mark240590 Rule Britannia !

    Awesome coins. Almost makes me want to collect them. I'll stick to my pirate versions :D completely Overstruck Bank tokens of England and Ireland 1804. The English token show much details of the undertype including the date 1808.
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    Dominica 1-1/2 bits a plug cut from an 8 Reales
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    British Honduras 6 shilling 1d - it was pointed out to me on another forum by an expert that there are numerous flaws in the reverse. It turned out that it's a terminal die state. Which makes it that little bit more interesting.

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  13. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    ex Roman 8R collection
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  14. Colonialjohn

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    Moneditis - you will like my new book when its released. A lot of Material Analysis and XRF data. Hopefully my interpretations won't be too outlandish.

    John Lorenzo
    Numismatist
    United States
     
  15. moneditis

    moneditis Reales de a 8

    Thank you Colonialjohn. Let me know when book is published.
    Quantitative or semiquantitative (pattern) XRFs?
     
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  18. larssten

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    Shipwreck Treasure coins! 8 real and two 4 real Spanish colonial cobs minted in Mexico probably 1720ies. The coins come from the Dutch merchant ship Akerendam which were on its way to Batavia (today's Jakarta, Indonesia). It was loaded with numerous chests of coins. During a storm in March 1725 it got lost in a storm and wrecked on the shore of Runde Island on the west coast of Norway. The wreck was discovered by sports divers in 1972 and 57 thousand coins were brought up including 10 thousand New World silver cobs (no gold) and almost 6 thousand gold ducats (mostly uncirculated 1724). 400 different varieties were found including 15 types that were unknown at the time

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    The US silver dollar and its heritage from the Spanish Empire. The cob pesos and later the milled pesos or Pieces of Eight were one of the influences behind the establishment of the US mint in 1792 and the US silver dollar. Spanish silver dollars and other foreign coins were actually legal tender in the US as late as 1857 due to the popularity of these coins and the lack of enough domestic US currency. After the Coinage Act of 1857 only domestic US coins were legal tender and lead also to the discontinuation of the half cent and large cent. The penny was also reduced in size by introducing the Flying Eagle Cent

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  21. 4to2centBC

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    Shipwreck coin. Wanted something beat up from the bottom of the sea that did not need to be handled with care. This fit the bill.

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    1653 (8 Reales) Bolivia AR Cob

    BOLIVIA, Colonial as Alto Peru Felipe IV. King of Spain, 1621-1665. Cob AR 8 Reales (35mm, 19.13 g, 4h). Potosi mint. Dated 1653-E. Crowned coat-of-arms / Crowned Pillars of Hercules; [crown above]. ME 6472; Calico 437; KM 21. Fine, sea salvaged. ex CNG 377 6/29/16
     
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