America's First Silver Dollar!
On September 2, 1776, Thomas Jefferson recommended to Congress that the new country should adopt the silver Spanish milled dollar as our monetary unit of value. Congress agreed, making the 8 Reales Spanish Silver Dollar America's First Silver Dollar. The reason why they chose it was because it was the U.S. Dollar of its day, the currency used everywhere around the world to buy and sell goods. The "Piece of Eight," as we know it from pirate legends, was also the most sought—after coin by those who stole them from everybody else! The consistency of the Spanish Dollar was highly prized. These were the coins Jefferson, Franklin and Washington carried in their pockets! We were very happy to find a small number authenticated from the sunken treasure ship El Cazador, which went down in the Gulf of Mexico in 1784. Each is certified Genuine by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and dates between 1772 and 1783. Call now for America's First Silver Dollar!