This 8 Reales coin is the size of a US silver dollar. It was discovered by divers at a 200 + year old Gulf Of Mexico shipwreck sight. It is 90% silver and was struck at the Mexico city mint, by order of King Charles III between 1772-1783. This type of coin was used as a model for the US silver dollar.
On August 2, 1993 fifty miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, a small fishing trawler discovered coins in their fishing net. At a depth of 100 meters they had uncovered the final resting place of the long lost Spanish brig, El Cazador, and its treasure of Spanish 8 reale coins.
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