The beautiful Mexican 8 Reales coin that China copied and adopted as its official currency

For 400 years the 8 Reales coin manufactured in Mexico gained great prestige in different parts of the world, including China, the reason why it was copied, duplicated and distributed among its population.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Of all the coins that emerged in Mexico's history, the most important is the Mexican 8 Reales, to such an extent that it became China's official currency. With it the Chinese would buy goods and services.

In a square in the city of Jinggangshan, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, there is a massive replica of the coin with a magnificent republican eagle on the front and above it a wording that fills with pride the Mexicans who live or visit the country: "República Mexicana" (Mexican Republic).

This monument was erected in . . .

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