Effectively America's first silver dollar, the Spanish 8 Reale circulated in America before the U.S. struck its own coinage in mass quantities. It represents one of the most commonly exchanged coins of the post-Revolutionary era. This coin helped fuel the early years of an infant nation, aiding in the payment to heroic soldiers and retaining its popularity well into the 1800s.
Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own a genuine collectible from the era of George Washington's presidency! Still exhibiting the fine detailing after more than two centuries, this 1787-1797 8 Reale silver dollar arrives in lightly-circulated condition and displays the classic flag-draped pillar design, a precursor to the U.S. dollar symbol. 1½" diameter.