1634-1665 Mexico 8 Reales NGC VF Details With Test Cuts
Item #CC-0325 | 1634-1665 Mexico 8 Reales NGC VF Details With Test Cuts
Mint: Mexico City
Assayer: Not Visible
Ruler/Period: King Philip IV
Grade: VF Details
For details and population on this coin from NGC, click on the serial number here: 6497875-010
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 the majority of the shield on the obverse and test cuts at the 8 O’clock and 10 O’clock positions where the coin was cut back in the day to make sure it was solid silver. On the reverse, you have a beautiful cross and nice details of the castles and lions.
If you are a collector of Spanish Colonial coinage, this coin will make a great addition to your collection!