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Ben Costello

1712 Lima 8 Escudo

April 12, 2011 | 0

1712 Lima 8 Escudo found in 1964. This is a rather exquisite coin with wonderful surfaces and sharply struck details. The obverse clearly shows two dates although the photograph does not completely show the full features because of lighting issues. In reality both dates are sharply struck. The reverse has an off center Cross, but […]

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1710 Lima 8 Escudo

March 12, 2011 | 0

1710 Lima 8 Escudo found in 1975. The specimen shows a well centered sharply struck double date. On the obverse the Pillars and Waves are rather high allowing a substantial portion of the legend to be seen. Some ocean deposits can be observed around the edges. The reverse has a well centered Cross with some […]

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Lou Ullian Journal Letter

February 5, 2011 | 0

March 17th 2010 letter authored by Louis J. Ullian original Real 8 member describing a journal he kept of Real 8 activity from 1960 to 1965. A sample of the journal contents is shown below.  

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Pieces of Eight Letter

January 5, 2011 | 0

July 2nd 1998 letter from original Real Eight member Kip Kelso to an attorney from Vero Beach Florida. It appears that Kip Kelso was seeking legal advice because the book “Pieces of Eight”, published in 1966 (and copyrighted by the Real Eight Company), was being reprinted by another company. It is not clear what advice […]

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