1634-1665 Mexico 8 Reales NGC VF Details – Test Cut
Item #CC-0324 | 1634-1665 Mexico 8 Reales NGC VF Details – Test Cut
Mint: Mexico City
Assayer: “P” Peter Becerra
Ruler/Period: King Philip IV
Grade: VF Details
For details and population on this coin from NGC, click on the serial number here: 6497875-007
Description: This is a rare Spanish Colonial 8 reales cob, better known as a “Piece of Eight”. Spanish Colonial cobs are highly sought after, especially those minted in Mexico. This piece displays a good portion of the shield on the obverse with the assayer and mint mark and a test cut at the 10 O’clock position where the coin was cut back in the day to make sure it was solid silver. On the reverse, you can see some of the Jerusalem cross and other details!
If you are a collector of Spanish Colonial coinage and treasure in general, this coin will make a great addition to your collection!