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    Republic gold 8 Escudos 1817/8 So-FJ MS60 NGC, Santiago mint, KM78, Fr-29. A glowing example bathed in warm cascading luster with good eye appeal noted for the grade despite some striking weakness toward 2 o'clock on the obverse and corresponding part of the reverse. Some dies dated 1818 were prepared by the Republicans before they had completed the engraving of the Republican 2-flags type, but those were eventually dismissed as unacceptable (since they would be proof of an Independent Republic issuing Colonial coinage) and repunched with the 1817 date. This fact accounts for the apparently puzzling 1817/8 specimens extant, which were struck in early 1818.

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