Chile. 8 Reales, 1758 So-J (Santiago). Eliz-8; WR-1; KM-5. 26.97 grams. Ferdinand VI, 1746-1759. Pillar coinage. Crowned Bourbon arms. Reverse: Crowned globes flanked by crowned and bannered pillars, over water. Bold, even strike, with lustrous devices on reflective to proof-like fields. Splendid original surfaces and mint luster under light golden to iridescent toning. Extremely Rare. Considered the finest known specimen. The famous “Santiago Pillar Dollar.” It remains one of the most sought after and prized of all Latin American coinage. It is also the only Latin American crown to actually spell out the whole name of Ferdinandus, the king.
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