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Spanish 8 reales silver coin countermarked as 5 shillings

 

Diameter: 40.000 mm

CM 1996,1001.3

Room 68: Money

    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

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

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