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1732 Vliegenthart Treasure Coin

1732 Vliegenthart Treasure Coin

In 17th-century America, there was little money of any kind. The British government saw no reason to supply the colonies with coinage. Left to fend for themselves, the colonists used Spanish Silver Pieces of Eight, known around the world for their purity. These coins are considered America`s first silver dollars, and were so relied upon, that Thomas Jefferson recommended to the Continental Congress that the Piece of Eight be the standard monetary unit. As the forerunner to America`s own silver dollar, the Spanish 8 Reales circulated as legal tender in America until 1857. Struck in 1732, the same year George Washington was born, these silver 8 Reales are believed to be the same type of dollars General Washington threw across the Potomac River! Each irregular-shaped Cob was struck at the Spanish colonial mint in Mexico City. They feature the Hapsburg shield on the obverse, and castles and lions within a cross`s quarters on the reverse. Now over 270 years old, these legendary coins are historic pieces of American history, making them the perfect accent piece to any U.S. silver dollar collection.
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