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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.
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