||Alan V. Weinberg comments: Struck over a Spanish 8 real coin, the absolute diagnostic for an original in silver. There are so many restrikes and copies struck that this is proof positive as only the silver original was overstruck. One of the finest known with original suspension ring. Acquired in an upper NY state Samuel Cottone antique auction, it was found in & consigned from Canada. I was bidding on my cell phone while attending a "Great Western" gun show in Pomona, Ca perhaps 15 yrs ago. Some time later, I learned my immediate underbidder was my longtime friend and fellow collector Dick August of Prov, RI.