US $600.00 offered- click title/picture for current details. AUSTRALIA 2001 ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY DOLLARS GOLDEN WATTLE GRADED BY NGC PROOF 68 ULTRA CAMEO KM #644 AND IT CONTAINS 15.5517 GRAMS OF .999 FINE GOLD 20 MM ACROSS ONLY 1,500 MINTED
US $22.49 offered- click title/picture for current details. Here is an ocho (8) reales coin struck in silver in 1893 at the Casa de Moneda in Mexico City. The coin was part of a series, KM 377.10, that ran from 1824 through 1897. The eight reales coins were made of 90.3 percent silver, and each coin contains .7859 of an ounce of silver, slightly more than the .77344 of an ounce in a U.S. silver dollar. The Spanish/Mexican denominations of one real, two reales, four reales and eight reales are the origin of the terms "two bits" for a quarter dollar, "four bits" for a half dollar, etc. The eight reales were a popular coin even outside of Mexico, especially in the U.S. Southwest, and Mexico continued producing eight reales even after they were essentially replaced by one-peso coins of virtually the same size and silver content. This particular coin has been graded "extremely fine." However, it is difficult to grade the coins of Mexico without access to establlished standards for grading them.