Numismatic Dictionary

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Numismatically, a bit is one-eighth of a dollar. It comes from the days when the Spanish Milled Dollar, or 8 reals coin, was cut into bits for fractional currency. See also milled dollar or real.

coin show
An event where numismatic items are bought, sold, traded, and often exhibited. See also bourse.

Half Cent
A United States copper coin struck from 1793 through 1857 whose face value was one-half of one cent. See also bit.

Piece of Eight
A colloquial name used to 8 reales or Spanish Milled Dollar coin from the Spanish colonies in the western hemisphere. The name was derived from the way it was cut into eights to represent fractions of the coin. See also bit or real.

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