A Mexican silver dollar (8 reales, minted in Potosi), with a portrait likely of Charles III of Spain. The front has been smoothed, except for the oval countermark. It has been re-engraved with the figure of a standing soldier holding a mug of ale and a rifle. Various implements are engraved in the background that possibly indicate a leatherworking or cobbler's profession: a hunting horn, a boot, a hammer, a shoe, a leather punch, a round knife.


  • Title: Grafittied Mexican Silver Dollar
  • Date Created: c. 1772
  • Location Created: Potosí mint
  • Physical Dimensions: 41 x 1.5 mm, 22.01 g
  • Type: coin
  • Medium: silver
  • Place of Issue: Mexico
  • Issuer: Potosi Mint
  • Denomination: 8 real (Spanish colonial)

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