Week #635 Put Your Thinking Caps On!
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QUESTION:

 

What is considered the first dollar size coin struck in the Americas?

 

This weeks first place winner will receive a copy of "The Treasure Ship S.S. New York", by Q. David Bowers.

 

The second place winner will receive a single coin display box.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details.

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Well, if we are talking all the Americas, Mexico minted the 8 reale or Pillar Dollar long before the US ever minted anything near the size of a silver dollar.

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Um -- perhaps the Spanish Pillar coin, struck from 1536 - 1572.

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I would guess the first Spanish 8-reales struck at Mexico City in 1536.

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[font:Book Antiqua]Spain issued crown size silver coins in the denomination of 8 reales. [/font]

 

In the 13 original colonies the 8-reales coin was popularly referred to as a milled dollar

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QUESTION: 

 

What is considered the first dollar size coin struck in the Americas?

 

Answer

 

The Mexico Charles & Joanna (1538) Rincon 8 Reales

 

This weeks first place winner, COLLECT-A-BILLS has won a copy of "The Treasure Ship S.S. New York", by Q. David Bowers

 

The second place winner, ddr70 has wond a single coin display box.

 

Thank you for playing and please stop back this Friday for PMG's Numisma-quest question. 

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