Spanish Colonial Coin - Silver 8 Reales 'Piece of 8'

Spanish Empire
1788 - 1808
$198
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Please Note: Our items are original artifacts, therefore they cannot be produced to meet demand. For this reason our items tend to sell out quickly, and this item may not be available in the near future.

History of the Artifact

If you’ve ever wanted to hold in your hands your very own, genuine Spanish ‘Piece of 8’ or ‘Doubloon’, these original 18th century silver 8 Reales, minted across colonial America, are just what you are looking for! As with all artifacts sold in our store, these coins are authentic and NOT replicas, alongside your purchase, you will receive a certificate of authenticity. 

These iconic coins, that were traded across the colonies of the new world, aboard Gold and Silver filled Spanish Galleons, were the monies of choice across colonial America due to their unique uniform quality which made it a  popular currency for international trade. The 8 Reales coins is  the largest denomination of Spanish coins. 

Few people know that Americans liked them so much that they eventually based their own U.S. dollar on the Spanish real; in fact, these Spanish Reales were legal tender in the United States until 1857 and stock market shares were sold in eighths of a dollar (simple reals) until 1997. 

Curiously, the symbol of the United States Dollar is stylized after columns of Hercules and the ribbon that surrounds them on the shield depicted on these gorgeous coins!

The obverse of the coin shows the effigy  of the Spanish monarch in Latin followed by the legend (also in Latin) “DG HISPAN ET IND REX”, meaning “By the Grace of God, King of Spain and the Indies”.

The reverse depicts the sea, with the two hemispheres appearing beneath the crown and between the columns, a banner appears wrapped around each column, bearing the motto “PLUS ULTRA” (the national motto of Spain meaning “beyond” in Latin). The date of issue and the marks of the mint appear on the lower edge. 

The 8 Reales Silver Coin you will receive will be of very similar size and quality as the ones shown in the pictures. A coin similar to the ones pictured is guaranteed or your money back! The display case included is openable so that you may easily handle and closely observe the artifact.

How do I know these are original Spanish 8 Reale Coins?

Ancient Artifacts guarantees the Authenticity of items sold through a three layer system of protection

  1. Ancient Artifacts exclusively sources artifacts from trusted and reputable antique distributors, many of whom have been selling Artifacts for decades.  
  2. Next, the Artifact is inspected by an expert team member, who is professionally trained in counterfeit detection After the artifact passes inspection, the Certificate of Authenticity is signed and the Artifact is packaged. 
  3. Finally, Ancient Artifacts gives an additional layer of protection by promising a full refund with no questions asked, in the extremely unlikely event that a counterfeit slips through our vetting process.

What will my artifact look like?

Your coin will look very similar to the one shown in the photos. There will always be some variety, given our items are unique historical pieces. The display case included is openable so that you may easily handle and closely observe the artifact. If for whatever reason you get anything that does not fit this description you are entitled to your money back! 

Your order will include:

  • One authentic 8 Reale Coin Minted under King Charles IV
  • Elegant protective case for preservation and display of your artifact 
  • Certificate of Authenticity

Ancient Artifacts relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about our Mission and Promise for authenticity. 

Scott

05 Sep, 2022

Excellent item. Thank you

Lillian

31 Aug, 2022

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Lillian

31 Aug, 2022

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gina

29 Aug, 2022

My nephew was overjoyed with this coin. Loved the history. Thank you!

Quintin

28 Aug, 2022

Awesome quality! Arrived quickly as well.

Louise

05 Sep, 2022

Brilliant service and delivery! Lovely case to put coin in and keep it safe. Would definitely recommend this seller!

Melissa

25 Aug, 2022

Like holding history in the palm of your hand. Marvelous.

Melissa

25 Aug, 2022

Absolutely stunning. So much detail. Love it.

Emily

23 Aug, 2022

The quality of the item was great

fran gumabon

14 Aug, 2022

I ordered this coin for my grandson, he loves anything Roman history and was thrilled. I didn’t receive the authentic certificate with it, I contacted the seller and asked if he could send one out to him. He responded right away and is sending it right out. I would recommend to everyone. Very good customer service and arrived early.

Tyler

13 Aug, 2022

They were so helpful and patient with me I couldn’t be more grateful. They gave me such good service and such fast shipping I’m buying another coin when I get paid again!! I’m going to continue buying from these guys, it looks even better in person. It’s everything I was hoping for:) I’m obsessed with it it looks amazing in my collection:)

Sabrina

11 Aug, 2022

Looks great, received it within a week, thank you so much!

Kathleen

04 Aug, 2022

Awesome item- fast shipment- very pleased

Kathleen

04 Aug, 2022

Awesome artifact- very pleased! Will be back

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29 Aug, 2022

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01 Aug, 2022

Very good and fast service

Lombard

13 Jul, 2022

The quality of the item , The description of the item ALL met , more than my expectations ! , FRANK . ( AUSTRALIA ) .

Jacob

10 Jul, 2022

The order was shipped promptly. The product was in immaculate condition.

Jacob

09 Jul, 2022

Great pin in a wonderful time presentation box!

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25 Jun, 2022

Exactly what I was looking for to introduce a 3yo dinosaur enthusiast to paleontology

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