#1841: 8 Reales 1666, Nuevo
Reino. 25.324 grams / gramos.
Obverse: quartered shield with arms
of Castile and Leon, pomegranate at bottom of shield. Value
VIII reading downward to right of the shield. Reverse: Pillars with waves. Assayer
R/L type M62, L/R type M62-6, C&T Type 75. This date
unlisted in all references.
II, Nuevo Reino 8 Reales of 1666
Unpublished and currently unique.
Reino is the only new world mint with 1666 dated coins of Charles
II. The population of 1666 dated Charles II new
world coins currently is two pieces, a beautiful 4 reales sold in
Ponterio sale #112 lot # 1705, April 28, 2001 and the 8 reales
|The coin is weak in
the area of the date, but it is certain. The name CAROLVS is
barely on the coin, but it too is certain, see image below.|
Only the A of CAROLVS is visible, and it only partially.