El Cazador Shipwreck - 8 Reales - Dated 1768 - Grade Fine Plus


Denomination: 8 Reales 

Mint: Mexico 

Date: 1768

Assayer: M. F. (Joint Assayers)

Weight: 26.80 grams

Grade: Fine Plus

Note: This type of coin was first milled in the New World. It has the old style "pillar and wave" design

History: The Spanish Pillar Dollars are considered by numismatists, to be one of the most stunning coins ever minted. A transitional currency between the rough "Cob" style Pieces of Eight, and the later "Portrait Dollars" this regal design bears the Pillars of Hercules, with the Old and New World between them. The Spanish Crown rests above, around the edges is the Latin: Ultra Que Unum, meaning "Both Worlds Are One."