1821 Zs/RG Mexico Ferdinand VII, Hispan Royal Old Silver 8 Reales Large Crown. VF/ Ex. Rare! (#453).
We have here on offer, a 1821 Zs/RG Mexico Ferdinand VII, Silver 8 Reales Crown - VF/VF+/Ex. Rare! Fine Specimen of the very old royal Hispan famous trade coinage - this is minted from Zacatecas Mint. The version you see here, is the extremely rare issue of the latter years of the Hispan Colonial coinage period. Some nice 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."
"Ferdinand VII (Spanish: Fernando VII de Borbón; 14 October 1784 – 29 September 1833) was twice King of Spain: in 1808 and again from 1813 to his death. He was known to his supporters as "the Desired" (el Deseado) and to his detractors as the "Felon King" (el Rey Felón). After being overthrown by Napoleon in 1808 he linked his monarchy to counter-revolution and reactionary policies that produced a deep rift in Spain between his forces on the right and liberals on the left. He reestablished the absolutist monarchy and rejected the liberal constitution of 1812. He suppressed the liberal press 1814-33 and jailed many of its editors and writers. Under his rule, Spain lost nearly all of its American possessions, and the country entered into civil war on his death."
Obv. design: Draped laureate of King Ferdinand VII (facing right)
Rev. design: Crowned Shield of Arms, between pillar & inscriptions.
Circulated, the coin will feel & looks better in your hand! Toned and beautiful rarity, a great piece of historical coinage that can be yours today! Authenticity guaranteed for life! Definitely Fairly priced!
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