Episode 97: A Fistful of Pesos

Episode 97: A Fistful of Pesos

Ep 97 Geoff

Well, it seems that pesos aren't a very strong currency in this 1843.


Ep 97 Dolby

"But wasn't the first coin to bear the term 'peso' not minted in Mexico until 1863, prior to which the 'Piece of Eight' was the equivalent currency?"

Perhaps, but remember that Frederick's defeat of Loyola and Catherine of Aragon doubtlessly had repercussions for Spanish stability, inevitably leading to Mexican independence before the "normal" date of 1821, thereby pushing the date for the official coinage of the peso back to the 1840s. I mean, clearly...

- Count Dolby von Luckner

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