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1788 Mexico 8 Reales Piece of Eight


This Silver Pillar Dollar was a mainstay of trading during its time because of its consistency in weight and purity of metal. Other countries used the Pillar Dollar in trade because of this reason.


The special chop marks on this coin were used to test the metal for purity. Once assayed and stamped it could be used for trade and guaranteed to be geniune by the marker. These marks show that the coin was assayed somewhere in China.

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321 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-454-1283 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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18411 Alderwood Mall Parkway Lynnwood, WA 98037 425-672-2646 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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4500 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116 206-938-3519 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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1175 NW Gilman Blvd Issaquah, WA 98027 425-392-0450 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-7
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