1803 SPANISH SILVER 8 REALES COIN CHARLES IV MEXICO

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  • Item Category: Coins & Currency
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 14, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

ORIGINAL 1803 SPANISH 8 REALES COIN – CARLOUS IV

WITH CHINESE CHOPMARKS

“AMERICA’S FIRST SILVER DOLLAR”

ISSUED BY THE WASHINGTON MINT IN

NICE BLUE VELVET DISPLAY

BOX WITH C.O.A.

PLUS FREE REPLICA 8 REALES COIN

WILL BE GLAD TO COMBINE SHIPPING!

Up for auction is a very nice example of a historic 8 Reales Coin that was minted in Mexico in 1803 of .903 silver, for your consideration. Even though I have collected coins from time to time over the last 40 years or so, I am not a true coin collector and have no idea of how to grade coins and especially 8 reales coins, so I will have to leave that up to you.

WASHINGTON MINT ISSUES: I am not sure when these original 8 Reales coins were sold by the Washington Mint, but I was told it was at least10 years ago. Basically, they took average+, but original 8 Reales coins, then cleaned and polished them to make up these sets. This particular 1803 coin was well struck and shows all the crown details on the reverse, when many do not. Other than the chopmarks and minor rim dings, t is no major damage to this nice coin.

I attempted to photograph the coin outside under natural light with no flash, to show detail without glare or shadow and to keep the silver from appearing to be gold. However, this did not work
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