I will come back to this thread in that I would like to collect 8 Reales...or 4 Reales SOME DAY...but first must get my post-grad in fake coins!
Personally, I don't like slabbed coins. I have actually seen coins before submission that I knew were forgeries (that I personally examined and as diagnosed as forgeries) - that have been encapsulated as REAL. In discussing the results of these "tests" with the head grader of the company involved, I was surprised to learn that on "lower value" (in this case under $100) items the graders RARELY check the edges.
I just knew that Slabbed Coins from TPG
were not the be-all, end-all and that Caveat Emptor reigned supreme...glad somebody had the stones to actually run an experiment and get hard data on this 8-reales situation.Thank you so much Swamperbob!
Instead of buying coins
I will instead focus on books
about them for now. Thanks again! My view is improved only in that I stand on the shoulders of giants....
And here is my personal search term so I can find this thread again:
#8 Reales Rosetta Stone Booklist.