1792 Silver Piece of Eight Antique Coin

SKU 28833

This silver piece of eight, made in 1792, was the precursor to the U.S. Silver Dollar. King Charles of Spain's profile in soldier's dress with laurel wreath shows on the front of the coin with "Carolus IIII Dei Gratia 1792" inscribed around the edge. "Hispan Et Ind Rex M 8 R F M" and crowned Spanish arms between the Pillars of Hercules show on the reverse. Silver pieces of eight, known as “the coin used round the world” were legal tender in the U.S. until 1857.

This large coin has interesting "chop marks" on both sides, added by Chinese merchants to test the silver and show their mark.

This is an original coin, not a reproduction; diameter is approximately 38 mm.

Antique money is NON-RETURNABLE.