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1574-1616 - 8 Reales Coin (B) Potosi Mint

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1574-1616 - 8 Reales Coin (B) Potosi Mint (coin front)
1574-1616 - 8 Reales Coin (B) Potosi Mint (coin back)
Value
8
Monetary System
Reales
Monetary Type
Collectors Coin
Circulation Date
1574
Legal Tender
No
Material
Silver
Printer / Manufacturer
Potosi Coin Mint
Other Details
"Crowned Shield" design with the initial "B" for Juan de Ballesteros Narváez

The Viceroy Toledo founded the Potosi Mint in December 1573, which began producing coins in 1574. The coins were marked by their designers with the initials "R" for Alonso Rincón and "B" by Juan de Ballesteros Narváez. The year 1616, during the reign of Philip III, marked a big change in the production of coins in Peru, as from now on the individual series were marked with the year of production.

The images of the above coin are the 8 Reales with the initial "B" for Juan de Ballesteros Narváez.

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