Alot of people have ask was it broken or, why was it cut in half?
In the 18th century, American colonists used one ounce silver coins made by the Spanish. These “pieces of eight” were worth eight reales and could be fractioned into halves or quarters, as we do today with the modern dollar. Here is an example of the coins used.
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Published by: Rodney Fowler