Monday, December 9, 2013

Pirate Fact Three

Pieces of eight referred to the Spanish dollar coins that were worth eight reales. The coin could actually be cut into eight pieces or bits to make change. The coins were minted in the Americas from the 15th century through the 19th century and were deemed a reliable currency in the Americas and Asia because an assayer marked each coin to guarantee its weight in silver.

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