TITLE

Just Two Bits

AUTHOR(S)
Benvenuto, Mark
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Virginia Numismatist;Fall2010, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the collection of two quarter bits, a term coming from the large Spanish coins of colonial Mexico often called pieces of eight. It states that the coins, which were circulated in the colonies of the young U.S., were cut into eight pie-shaped pieces during the time small change was rare. A photograph of a quarter cut from a piece of eight of Charles III is also presented.
ACCESSION #
57233804

 

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