French colonists in St. Louis had a monopoly on trade with Santa Fe, which was
granted by the Spanish crown before the Louisiana Purchase. That all changed in
1821. With Mexican independence, the frontier territories opened up to trade.
William Becknell, an American freight operator, established the famed Santa Fe
Trail that same year, blazing a path to the eponymous Sante Fe from his base of
operations in Franklin, Missouri. 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the Santa
During the early days of the United States—before the establishment of the mint
and the creation of the dollar—the coins circulating in the country were
predominately milled Spanish silver. These reales were used along the Santa Fe
Trail, and were legal tender in the U.S. until 1857. This is a genuine silver half
reales coin of the kind that circulated in the territory that is now the United States
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