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GB 1797 C/M on Potosi and Mexico CITY 8 Reales// 1825 Bolivia 8R and 1841 Pi Mexico 8R Added

coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,671 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 4, 2024 2:33PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

1788/7 Bolivia 8 R

1793 Mexico

In thinking about a collection of British Crowns, one can make compelling arguments for adding these based on the historical issues associated with British coinage. Because these coins really had a value of 4 shillings and 9 pence, they fall short of the 5 shillings which really is the denomination for the Crown. I bought these mainly because I thought they were better than average- The Mexico 8R has the better look of the two. I would rather buy coins that have the look instead of passing on them and then later regretting the decision. And that can easily happen given how interests can change.

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  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 9,504 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 26, 2024 7:38AM

    Oh, man. Love these two!

    Look how clear that overdate is on the Bolivian!

  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,671 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 29, 2024 11:16AM

    Thanks the close up- not sure how tough this overdate is or if the majority just are that way...

    edited to add- The C/M Potosi seems to have dodged our Host in terms of quantity submitted- There have been 2 in all grades and this one apparently is the highest grade one at PCGS. On the other hand, 47 of the C/M Mo 8R's have been graded with some in the MS spectrum.

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  • coinkatcoinkat Posts: 22,671 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Both of these were graded at the higher end of expectations. I like the images- Not sure the 1841 Pi 8R is readily available in MS.

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