The "peso de a ocho" silver coins in the exhibit were frequently used in international trade in the 1700s and 1800s.
"The real de a ocho denomination coins that were
"Because of the
counterfeiting, merchants in
The Mexican coins will be among the more than $100 million of rare coins and colorful paper money that will be exhibited at the World's Fair of Money.
Sponsored by the nonprofit American Numismatic Association, the five-day event will have displays by government and private mints from around the world, and more than 1,000 coin and currency dealers will be buying and selling items ranging in price from only a dollar to over a million dollars.
Admission will be free on Free Appraisal Day, Saturday, August 9, when the public can get complimentary, educational appraisals of their old coins and paper money from top numismatic experts.
"Money is history you can hold in your hands. Every coin and every piece of paper money ever made has a story to tell about people, places or events," said Walter Ostromecki, President of the Congressionally-chartered, 25,000 member American Numismatic Association (www.money.org).
The World's Fair
of Money will be held in Hall A of the
Admission is $6 for adults and free for children 12 and under the first four days of the show. There will be complimentary admission for everyone on Free Appraisal Day, Saturday, August 9. Discount admission coupons and additional details about the show are available online at www.WorldsFairOfMoney.com.