Spanish peseta

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Synonyms for Spanish peseta

formerly the basic unit of money in Spain

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In New York in January a haul of antique Spanish coins from ships that sank in Florida in 1622 sold for pounds 2.
Moving inside the constricted minds of his characters and heading outside of them into a well-painted backdrop of pre-urban Manhattan--taverns, British infantrymen, Spanish coins and racist courts--Johnson provides situations and characters that enrich the story's overall plot.
For this reason, a major motivation for the Crown's policies was to maintain an international reputation of high quality for Spanish coins.
Metal currency in the new United-States in the 1780s was driven out of circulation by Continental paper money; thereafter Spanish coins (pesos, pieces of eight and dollars) slowly returned after the Revolutionary War.
In addition to the pipes, Hall and his crew have discovered silver Spanish coins from the potosi mine in Bolivia, as well as coins dated 1651 from the Santa Fe de Bogota mint in Colombia, ceramics and various types of cannons.
Both have studied the language and Peter is not only learning to play the mandolin but also collects Spanish coins and is fascinated with the country's culture and history.
Both have studied the language while Peter is not only learning to play the mandolin but also collects Spanish coins and is fascinated with the country's culture and history.