Full date 1713 Mexico Eight Reales

Coin Description: Full date 1713 Mexico Eight Reales. 26.7 grams. Very faint “OM”. Shield 70% complete but weak strike. Reverse cross nearly complete but weak. Two castles complete but also weak. This coin from the Joel Ruth Hoard. This was found on the beach after Hurricane Jeanne, September 28, 2004. See “Lost Treasure” Magazine, January 2005, issue for complete story.

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Ben Costello

Ben Costello is a director of the1715 Fleet Society and an attorney in Washington, PA.