Extra eBay Bucks and Paypal Money...who needs um - 1772-Mo FM (inverted) 8 Reales in PCGS AU53

Probably overpaid, but love the color and look of this 8 Reales.


  • AbueloAbuelo Posts: 411 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice colour.

  • bidaskbidask Posts: 10,152 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice scarce coin!

    Share the joy and its multiplied by two.
    Share the grief and its halved by two.
  • mvs7mvs7 Posts: 1,336 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 2,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like your coin a lot, especially as Charles III was really one of the better Spanish kings.

    But your title? Extra eBay bucks? Those are good too. They are 'hot' money - gotta use them - but if you can obtain them while obtaining something you were going to buy anyway - nothing to sneeze at.

  • BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 7,511 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2018 6:20PM

    Retoned but not bad all around. Charles III was the last capable Spanish King with his son and grand son basically worthless And with lesser noses for Portrait coinage.

  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 2,127 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I agree that Charles III was the last good (capable is a good word) Spanish King. Charles IV was a fool's fool, but after him I do find it difficult to fully fault his son Ferdinand. Poor fellow was likely a bastage, had a complete idiot for a putative father.

    Charles III was moderately fortunate to die on the eve of the French Revolution. Had he lived longer, it might have hurt his reputation.

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 7,191 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 5, 2018 8:19AM

    Neat coin in a series that is tough in higher grades. I don't think an MS example of this date has been certified by PCGS, as of yet. It's interesting how it looks to have a disproportionate amount of wear. It's probably combined with a weak obverse strike, since it has enough luster for an AU grade.

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