Category Archives: 8 Reales

Heritage Presents Special Auctions of Mexican 8 Reales, Canadian Paper Money

A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales Heritage World and Ancient Coins is presenting a month-long auction featuring A Special Selection of Mexican 8 Reales. Bidding is open now through Coins.HA.com, with the live session scheduled for Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM CT. Mexican 8 Reales pieces were struck in large quantities from many […]

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Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

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Q&A: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system?

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The following Q&A is excerpted from Clifford Mishler’s Coins: Questions & Answers:
Q: As the American colonies were once British possessions, why did we not adopt the sterling currency system, as did most other countries that subsequently emerged from British domination?
A: The reason was not, as some have suggested, to disassociate the United States from everything English

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Legendary 1888 Cocobola Surfaces at Sedwick Auction 27

By Tom Michael
With Daniel Frank Sedwick LLC Treasure auctions, you can always expect to find a wonderful selection of silver cobs; those irregular, chunky silver coins produced so quickly and in such quantity through the Spanish mints in the New World. While many date, assayer, and mint denomination combinations are common, there are many others that are extremely scarce and still more being discovered as the years go by. I always take a look at the DFS Treasure Auctions to see what’s new in the cob market and to peruse the odd shipwreck finds, hoping to expand my knowledge

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Pillar Dollar Coin Coveted by US Collectors Recovered From Rooswijk Shipwreck

The Spanish Pillar Dollar By Blanchard and Company, Inc ….. If there is one classic Mexican coin that serious U.S. numismatic collectors covet, it’s the Pillar dollar. The 8 Reale, also known as “piece of eight”, is an iconic silver coin that was struck at the Mexico City Mint between 1732 and 1772. Mexican Pillar […]

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Mexican & Latin American Coins From Lake County Collection in Special Heritage Auction

As one of our periodic auctions of specialized collections of world coins , Heritage has just opened its auction of The Lake County Collection for bidding. This collection features quality material from Latin America, with opening bids that will not break most collectors’ budgets. The live session for this auction is scheduled for 8 pm […]

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Rare & Inexpensive Early Silver Coins of Ecuador

Coin Rarities & Related Topics: News and Analysis regarding scarce coins, markets, and coin collecting #395 A Weekly Column by Greg Reynolds ….. The early silver coins of Ecuador are very rare yet not that difficult to find and acquire, as few people are collecting them in the present. From logical and historical perspectives, these are […]

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World Coins – Mint of Spain Issues History of the Dollar 1 Kilo Silver Coin

Commemorative features first U.S. Dollar from 1794 By Real Casa de la Moneda …… On May 23, the Royal Mint of Spain (Real Casa de la Moneda) issued a limited-release 1 kilogram silver coin dedicated to the history of the dollar. The special commemorative consists of .999 fine silver and has a face value of […]

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Stack’s Bowers NYINC Auction of World & Ancient Coins Realizes $4.86 Million

Stack’s Bowers Galleries rang in the New Year with tremendous results at the January New York International Auction. An excellent array of coins was anchored by several superb collections, including Selections from the Estate of Richard Doty, Selections from the Michael Druck Collection, The Mezo Toth Kalman Collection, The Dr. Michael Popoff Collection and Selections […]

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Ring in the New Year with the 2017 Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction

  Stack’s Bowers Galleries is thrilled to share details of their forthcoming Stacks Bowers NYINC Auction of world coins, world paper money and ancient coins, held in conjunction with the prestigious New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). This event will be held January 12-14 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in vibrant Midtown Manhattan in […]

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Sedwick Treasure, World and US Coin Auction #20 Preview

  By Cori Sedwick Downing – Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC …… While all of us at Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC are diligently working on making our November Treasure World & US Coin Auction #20 the BEST ever, I thought I would pause to tell you about some of the cool stuff we will have for […]

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Silver Coins of the Central American Republic

Silver Coins of the Central American Republic – GUATEMALA. 8 Reales, 1826 News and Analysis of scarce coins, markets, and the coin collecting community #341 A Weekly CoinWeek Column by Greg Reynolds ……. The present topic is the CAR silver coins of the independent societies of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras, those minted under the […]

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