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'Spanish coin' in the Far East

Posted by Hecan on October 10, 2003

In Reply to: Thanks guys posted by Bob on October 10, 2003

The only one I can think of is of "Spanish Silver coins" being widely use for trading in the Far East in the 18th and 19th centuries, they were made of solid silver and marks were added specially by chinese traders to give them a new value; I´ve seen them in the old street market for coins in London in the past and some fetch very high prices indeed; the go for prices like 1.000-3.000 Euros each 'Spanish coin' specially those bearing face of King Carlos III (late 18th century. So presumably, dont take my word for it, to offer a Spanish coin was to offer to pay in Spanish silver coins.