Rare 8 Reales find in Hong Kong
Got this one from a collector in Hong Kong who bought a large group of chopped 8 Reales. He didn't realize what he had until I messaged him on Instagram. We agreed on a price that both of us were happy about and it's on its way to me in Canada now. I'll need to do something about that PVC? and then into an album it goes.
Thanks to @OriginalDan for putting in a good word with the seller.
For those not familiar with the series, 1783 has the widely available assayer combination FF and a lot less common FM. This coin is the latter variety. In the last decade I've seen probably one example of this variety that had a shot at being straight graded. Most, like this one, has problems and/or chops. And when I say most, I've only seen maybe 3-4 other coins.