Spanish 8 reales silver coin countermarked as 5 shillings

Minted in the Mexico City mint, AD 1782
Countermarked by the Ballindalloch Cotton Works, Balfron, Scotland, around AD 1800

A coin from the New World recycled by a textile company

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Bibliography

J. Williams (ed.), Money: a history (London, The British Museum Press, 1997)

Dimensions

Diameter: 40.000 mm

Museum number

CM 1996,1001.3

CEM69719

Location

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