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    8 reale need information

    Found this was wondering about the mint-mark and counter-stamps I thiknk the date is awsome
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    G Grandfather John Taliaferro Stevens.
    Enlisted May 1st, 1862 with Co.B/E 51st VA Infantry.
    Taken Prisoner at princeton WV May 16th 1862, found shot in the back May 17th 1862.
    G Uncle John J.L. Stevens.
    Enlisted Feb. 10th 1863 Co. B, 8th Va Calvary

  2. #2
    si
    Sep 2008
    Sezana
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    Re: 8 reale need information

    LOOKS LIKE POTOSI BOLIVIA KM#55
    GREETINGS

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    Re: 8 reale need information

    I can't read the mint mark, but I agree with LaZ that if the coin is New World, it's Bolivian since they had the "PR" assayer (between 1776 and 1795).
    Don.....

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    Re: 8 reale need information

    I am assuming these are the 2 letters following the 8R This is where the coin was made or assayed rather
    G Grandfather John Taliaferro Stevens.
    Enlisted May 1st, 1862 with Co.B/E 51st VA Infantry.
    Taken Prisoner at princeton WV May 16th 1862, found shot in the back May 17th 1862.
    G Uncle John J.L. Stevens.
    Enlisted Feb. 10th 1863 Co. B, 8th Va Calvary

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Re: 8 reale need information

    James:'
    Yes, those are the assayer's marks; the mintmark (such as it is) lies between the "X" and "8". Here's what the Potosi mintmark looks like: http://www.coinarchives.com/7895faaf...image01101.jpg

    Don.....

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    Re: 8 reale need information

    what an interesting coin
    the history behind that is amazing to me
    if only that coin could talk
    G Grandfather John Taliaferro Stevens.
    Enlisted May 1st, 1862 with Co.B/E 51st VA Infantry.
    Taken Prisoner at princeton WV May 16th 1862, found shot in the back May 17th 1862.
    G Uncle John J.L. Stevens.
    Enlisted Feb. 10th 1863 Co. B, 8th Va Calvary

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Re: 8 reale need information

    And what you refer to as 'counter stamps' may well be 'chop marks'; marks on coins made after minting to authentice the value of the coin. What appears to be a 'I' letter on the 'face' side of your coin and the 'cross' mark near the base of left column on the other side, might be chop marks-- that are usually associated with Spanish coins that circulated in the Orient.

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
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    Re: 8 reale need information

    Here's one like yours (same face value, date and mint mark) currently for sale.
    Highest bid now is $76.75 with about 5 hours to go.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/1776-PR-Bolivia-...26344271634999

  9. #9
    si
    Sep 2008
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    Re: 8 reale need information

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    James:'
    Yes, those are the assayer's marks; the mintmark (such as it is) lies between the "X" and "8". Here's what the Potosi mintmark looks like: http://www.coinarchives.com/7895faaf...image01101.jpg

    Don.....
    yup that's the right mintmark :-)

 

 

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