Am 21.12.01, Nik Taylor yscrifef: > Padraic Brown wrote: > > Indeed not. Until 1857, Mexican coins were legal tender here, > > so 12.5c coins circulated as a matter of course. > > But those weren't *American* coins, were they? No, not as such. Mexican (mostly, but other Latin American as well) reales were valued at 12.5c because there were 8 reales to the peso (or dollar). Padraic. -- Bethes gwaz vaz ha leal.