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Random Date 1732-1771 Spain Silver 8 Reales - Pillar Type VF

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Why add the Random Date 1732-1771 Spain Silver 8 Reales - Pillar Type to your collection?

This Random Date 1732-1771 Spain Silver 8 Reales in Very Fine condition is the famous "Pillar Dollar" Type. This coin was likely milled at the world famous Mexican Mint which was founded in 1535. This fascinating and historic coin is truly the first Silver Dollar as it circulated in Colonial America and the U.S. until 1857. Indeed, it circulated around the world and served as a universal trade dollar. It is also known as a "Piece of eight."

Classic Spanish colonial design

The obverse features the allegorical Pillars of Hercules, which represent two peaks: one in Europe and the other in Africa as the gateway between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic. This is, traditionally, where Europeans stopped exploring. The Latin phrase "Non Plus Ultra" meaning "there is nothing more" is associated with the Pillars, suggesting that the world ends at the pillars. Spain's adopted motto (in Latin) "Plus Ultra" meaning "more beyond" appears draped in banners around the columns Additionally, the two hemispheres of the globe are pictured crowned between the columns and over a shimmering sea. The reverse features the crowned Spanish Coat of Arms.

Very Fine example

All of the larger design details are visible on coins at the Very Fine level. They will have moderate wear overall.

Order your exciting Pillar Type Random Date 1732-1771 Milled Spanish Colonial Silver 8 Reales in Very Fine condition from ModernCoinMart today!


Year of Issue:1732-1771
Mint:Royal Spanish Mint
Grading Service:Uncertified
Grade:VF
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Silver
Purity:0.9
Country:Spain
Legal Tender:Spain
Currency:Reales
Denomination:8