1829 Zacatecas Mint, AO Assayer initials circulating contemporary counterfeit listed in Riddell's 1845 Monograph as #221. Riddell-listed varieties are particularly collectible amongst the Cap and Rays ctft 8 Reales. This example shows full details with some weakness at the bottom of the obverse. I think this variety and example was struck on a German silver planchet but I've not completed elemental analysis to confirm this.
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