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Milled Pillar Coins
Mexico City

Milled pillar coins "pillar dollars" were minted at the Mexico City mint from 1732 until 1771, when they were replaced by the milled bust variety.  The Mexico City mint was the first to produce the milled pillar type coinage and the only mint to produce them during the reign of Philip V.  The milled pillar dollar was enormously popular and circulated throughout the world, even serving as legal currency in the United States until 1857.  Interestingly, they were never produced in Spain, but instead only struck at Spain's New World colonial mints.  Mexico City milled pillar coins are easily identified by their mintmark, an M with a small o above.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Mexico Milled Pillar Coins.


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8 Reales
Item#:  15006
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  MM
Weight:  26.7 grams
Diameter: 1.6 inches

Price:  $395.00  BUY ITEM


Milled Pillar type, Ferdinand VI, dated 1756, graded very fine for wear, full diameter, nice weight, nice surfaces, lightly toned with underlying luster.  A nice uncleaned coin.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.


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