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Spanish Silver Reales - 1700's
Spanish Silver Reales - 1700's
Spanish Silver Reales - 1700's

Spanish Silver Reales


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Origin: These Spanish 2 real coins date back the the 1700's, and have been acquired from multiple private collections by History Hoard. All have been thoroughly inspected for authenticity by our team.

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Fabled Spanish silver within your reach.

The Spanish real is probably the most legendary currency in history⁠—from famous shipwrecks to early America.

When someone refers to pirate treasure as "doubloons," they're referring to the gold 32 real coin. 

A "piece of eight" is another name for the 8 reales piece, which was often cut into eight pieces for change.

It's also very likely that the dollar sign ($) was actually based on the curves and columns on the back of these coins.

Now you can own some Spanish silver for yourself, with a genuine 2 reales coin dating back to the 1700's. These coins were traded between thousands of people all over Spain's global empire⁠—now it's your turn to take one for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Spanish galleon engaged in a naval battle.

A Spanish galleon engaged in a naval battle.

About the Spanish Empire: A 500 year reign of global domination

The Spanish Empire wielded immense influence over a near five hundred year span, becoming one of the largest empires in history. This period was characterized by the brutal conquering of land in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia as Spain established itself as the world's first global empire.

The empire was founded in 1492, with the significance of that date not being a coincidence. Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was the first to claim land in the New World in the name of Spain, kicking off an era of unmatched territorial expansion. Spain would grow wealthy from the riches gained from these new lands (at the expense of the native inhabitants), and a bustling global trading empire would soon develop.

The last territories ceded by the Spanish Empire would not be given independence until 1976, as part of the Decolonization of Africa.

The territories of the Spanish Empire (credit Nagihuin / CC BY-SA)
The territories of the Spanish Empire (credit Nagihuin / CC BY-SA)

Your order will include:

  • One Spanish 2 reales silver coin, dated between 1700 and 1810.
  • Glass top leather display box
  • Detail card with relevant information about the relic
  • Certificate of Authenticity


History Hoard relics are guaranteed authentic and have a 100% money back policy. Read more about the History Hoard Promise. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Your Certificate of Authenticity is more than just a piece of paper—it's a promise to you.

When you buy from History Hoard, you can rest assured that each of your new relics has been thoroughly inspected under the careful eyes of an antiquities specialist. Only items that are 100% certain to be authentic get sent to our customers.

Plus, we take great care to source our relics from only vetted antiquities experts, who are also committed to providing genuine and ethically sourced relics.

Check out this video to see the most basic things we look for when authenticating coins:

To read more about our promise to you, click here.

Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.

Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.

While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.

One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.

History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.

No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.

You can find our complete FAQ section here.