1759-MO Mexico 8 Reales Silver NGC AU58

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America's First Silver Dollar

If a young George Washington really did throw a Silver Dollar across the Potomac River (or the Delaware or Rappahannock, according to different versions of the legend), it was almost certainly a Spanish 8 Reales Silver Dollar. The first U.S. Silver Dollar was not made until 1794, so our Founding Fathers had no actual U.S. coins in their pockets. Instead, they carried Spanish 8 Reales Silver Dollars, which had been in wide use for generations and were made legal tender money by the Second Continental Congress. This coin was known as a 'Piece of Eight,' but it is also known as America's First Silver Dollar. The Silver Dollar available here circulated at the time of the American Revolution and shortly thereafter, and could have actually passed through the hands of our Founding Fathers. It was minted in Mexico City at the famed 'Casa de Moneda,' the New World's oldest continuously operating mint. The coin is dated 1759. It's is struck in 90% silver and shows the portrait of the Spanish king on the obverse and the Spanish coat of arms on the reverse, and grades About Uncirculated-58 (AU58) by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). It's sealed in acrylic holder to protect its status as America's First Silver Dollar forever. Add a piece of American history to your collection today!

Year of Issue 1759
Country Mexico
Composition Silver, Copper
Purity 0.9020
Condition Graded
Grade AU58
Denomination 8.00
Currency Type Reale
Mint Name Mexico Mint
Coin Weight 27 Grams - g
Dimensions 38mm
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