1758 Pistareen

metaldiggr

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Just made this realization. I found this pistareen in the same area as my Reales and gold escudo. It's the same as the one I wear, except the date.
 

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Coinstar magnet

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Just made this realization. I found this pistareen in the same area as my Reales and gold escudo. It's the same as the one I wear, except the date.
Beautiful coin...
 

JeffInMass

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Awesome coins!! Very odd to center the perimeter in great shape and the center worn out.
 

uniface

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Weak centers are very common on coins of that age, for reasons relating to the quality and tempering of the steel used to make the dies, and to the die cutting itself. If you want an easy-to-find bunch of examples, look up Bolivian 8 Soles on fleabay, noticing how many have fully struck-up centers (virtually none do).

(They were really sueldos -- not soles -- but nobody seems to regard this as important enough to call them by their right name).

FWIW
 

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