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Spanish Reales

Spanish Reales

The Tortugas was headed for Spain in 1622 with items from the New World when it was hit by a hurricane and capsized, losing many of its treasures to the sea. The Spanish Reales (also known as Pieces of Eight) was a currency in Spain for centuries and was to weigh approximately an ounce. The 93% fine silver coins are crude and misshapen as they were chipped off by hand to capture the exact weigh necessary.

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