Pillar Dollars and Busts Portraits

World Silver Coins

 

This page is for all the post-cob and non-cob silver (and copper) coins in our inventory. It is dominated by the machine-made ("milled") Pieces of Eight known as "pillar dollars" and "portrait" (or "bust") dollars that followed cobs at the various Spanish colonial mints, in addition to their smaller-denomination counterparts ("minors"), but you can also find various world coins at the end of the page.

 

 

Milled "Pillar" Coinage of Spanish America

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Pillar 8 Reales

Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V (posthumous), 1747MF. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V (posthumous), 1747MF. CT-801; KM-103. Attractively toned AXF, no problems. i021623231003 SOLD

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Milled "Bust" Coinage of Spanish America

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Bust 8 Reales

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1791FM, encapsulated NGC AU Details / stained. CT-684; KM-109. Actually matte UNC with faint bagmarks, muted luster i021623231004 $295
Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1795M, with engraving in obverse fields: Guatemala, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1795M, with engraving in obverse fields: "JM / Born July 15 1796." CT-625; KM-53. Attractively toned Fine with minor rim-dings, tiny pockmarks and worn-away edge, the interesting old engraving quite clear. i041610151002 $395
Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. Lima, Peru, bust 8 reales, Charles IV, 1800IJ. CT-655; KM-97. Bold AU- with crude rims (as made), light adjustment marks on reverse. i011610031001 $195

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Pillar smaller denominations

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Pillar 4 Reales

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Pillar 2 Reales

Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760JM. Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Ferdinand VI, 1760JM. CT-481; KM-53. Partially blue-toned Fine with small hole at top. i061604191245 $40
Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1760JM. Potosi, Bolivia, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1760JM. CT-1254; KM-62. Cleaned AXF with scratches and hole at top. i061604191246 $45
Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1770JR. Lima, Peru, pillar 2 reales, Charles III, 1770JR. CT-1380; KM-48. Polished Fine with hole and weak spot at top. i061604191296 $45

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Pillar 1 Reales

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Pillar Reales

Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1760M, encapsulated NGC AU 58. Mexico, pillar 1/2 real, Ferdinand VI, 1760M, encapsulated NGC AU 58. i011601131003 $225
Potosi, Bolivia, pillar 1/2 real, Charles III, 1770JR. Potosi, Bolivia, pillar 1/2 real, Charles III, 1770JR. KM-46; CT-1797. 1.5 grams. Bold pillars (F) enhanced by toned fields, shield side virtually flat in centers (VG). i071303021004 $45

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Bust smaller denominations

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Bust 4 Reales

Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1792MF. Madrid, Spain, bust 4 reales, Charles IV, 1792MF. CT-825; KM-431.1. AVF with slightly porous surfaces, toning around details. i061604191295 $90

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Bust 2 Reales

Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772FM, initials facing rim. Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1772FM, initials facing rim. CT-1337; KM-88.1. Deeply toned Fine with weak bust, attractive for the grade. i041618091003 $50
Potosi, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1774JR. Potosi, Bolivia, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1774JR. CT-1383; KM-53. Lustrous and well-struck UNC (lightly cleaned), impressive grade. i081519121003 $295
Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789(M). Guatemala, bust 2 reales, Charles IV transitional (bust of Charles III, ordinal IV), 1789(M). CT-911; KM-43. Attractively toned About Fine with weak areas, scarce type. i061604191179 $75

Bust 1 Reales

Guatemala, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1791M. Guatemala, bust 1 real, Charles IV, 1791M. CT-1075; KM-54. Nice AVF with light toning around details, no problems. i061604191180 SOLD

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Bust Reales

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1774FM. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1774FM. CT-1766; KM-69.2. Lightly toned AXF, no problems. i041618091005 $50
Potosi, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1774JR. Potosi, Bolivia, bust 1/2 real, Charles III, 1774JR. CT-1800; KM-51. Bold and lustrous AXF with faint golden toning, no problems. i081203600001 $95
Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1801FT. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 1/2 real, Charles IV, 1801FT. CT-1296; KM-72. Richly toned VF+, no problems. i041618091006 $40

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Milled Colonial Cuartillos

Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1808. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1808. CT-1392; KM-102.2. Off-center AVF with light toning. i011303721059 $50
Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1810. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1810. CT-1451; KM-108. Toned AXF with lightly corroded surfaces (salvaged). i011303721060 $50
Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1811. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1811. CT-1452; KM-108. Lustrous XF with slightly crude rims (as made), better date for type. i011316021005 $135
Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1811. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1811. CT-1452; KM-108. Toned VF with slightly pitted surfaces as from salvage, better date for type. i011303721061 $65
Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1818. Lima, Peru, 1/4 real, 1818. CT-1459; KM-108. XF with patchy toning, slightly corroded surfaces (salvaged). i011303721063 $55

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Segovia, Spain, copper 4 maravedis, Charles IV, 1806. Segovia, Spain, copper 4 maravedis, Charles IV, 1806. CT-1518. Dark-brown VF with light sediment around some details, no problems. i031604241002 $15

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World silver coins by date

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1800's

B

Potosi, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1861FJ, mintmark P/T monogram, encapsulated NGC AU 58.KM-133.2. Very deeply toned, with minor die-cracks and die-rust, otherwise choice strike and attractive overall. code: Potosi, Bolivia, 1/2 sol, 1861FJ, mintmark P/T monogram, encapsulated NGC AU 58.KM-133.2. Very deeply toned, with minor die-cracks and die-rust, otherwise choice strike and attractive overall. code: i061504192016 $165

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El Salvador (struck in US), 1 peso, 1914CAM, wide right shoulder, encapsulated NGC AU 58. El Salvador (struck in US), 1 peso, 1914CAM, wide right shoulder, encapsulated NGC AU 58. KM-115.2. Last year of issue for the series, with small spot of black on Columbus-side rim. i111604193044 $125

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Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814AG, ex-Calbeto. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814AG, ex-Calbeto. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1814AG, ex-Calbeto. Calbeto-1769; CT-685; KM-111.5. 26.21 grams. Very crude Fine struck with partially broken dies, rose toning with gold hues. Pedigreed to the Gabriel Calbeto collection (duplicates), with his envelope. i111604191008 $275
Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816MZ. Durango, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1816MZ. CT-414; KM-111.2. 26.88 grams. Weakly struck VF with scratch on the back of the bust, choice rainbow toning on reverse, traces of luster. i111604192011 $150
Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1817AG. Zacatecas, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Ferdinand VII, 1817AG. Calbeto-1773; CT-688; KM-111.5. 26.12 grams. Lustrous XF with very weak centers and two light divots on obverse near king's ordinal, significant die polish lines, parts of rims crude. i111604193045 $175

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Medals

Potosi, Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1859, Industry (2nd class) / Linares. Potosi, Bolivia, oval silver medal, 1859, Industry (2nd class) / Linares. Fonrobert- 9631. 30x26mm; 10.72 grams. Obverse with allegorical design for industrial arts under radiant poles and LINARES within legend PREMIO AL TRABAJO Y A LA INDUSTRIA with 2A CLASE (smaller than the above lot) in exergue; reverse with EN HONOR A S.E. EL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA POTOSI MAYO DE 1859 within wreath. Lustrous UNC. i111604193031 $375

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