1808 ME/I-J Peru Carolus IIII, Hispan Royal Old Silver 8 Reales Large Crown. VF/VF+/V.Rare! (#452).
We have here on offer, a 1808 ME/I-J Peru Carolus IIII, Hispan Royal Old Silver 8 Reales Large Crown. VF/VF+/V.Rare! Fine Specimen of the very old royal Hispan famous trade coinage - this is minted from Lima Mint. This is a very rare issue of the latter years of the Hispan Colonial coinage period. Light dark toning, absolutely beautiful piece!
"The real de a ocho, also known as the Spanish dollar, the eight-real coin, or the piece of eight (Spanish peso de ocho), is a silver coin, of approximately 38 mm diameter, worth eight reales, that was minted in the Spanish Empire after 1598. Its purpose was to correspond to the German thaler.
The Spanish dollar was widely used by many countries as international currency because of its uniformity in standard and milling characteristics. Some countries countersigned the Spanish dollar so it could be used as their local currency."
"Charles IV (Spanish: Carlos Antonio Pascual Francisco Javier Juan Nepomuceno José Januario Serafín Diego; 11 November 1748 – 20 January 1819) was King of Spain from 14 December 1788, until his abdication on 19 March 1808."