1780 Silver Piece of Eight Antique Coin

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$40.00
SKU 30761

This small silver piece of eight was the precursor to the U.S. silver quarter. Obverse side: profile of King Charles of Spain, CAROLUS III DEI GRATIA 1780 (Charles III, by the Grace of God) inscribed around the edge. Reverse side: an abbreviation for King of Spain and the Indies and a design of the crowned Spanish arms between the Pillars of Hercules. Silver pieces of eight were legal tender in the U.S. until 1857.

Diameter is approximately 18 mm

This is an original coin, not a reproduction

Antique money is NON-RETURNABLE