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 Spanish Cob Coins
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Cob coins were minted at many Spanish Main Land and Spanish colonial New World mints.  They were hand manufactured by cutting blanks from crudely cast bars of refined silver or gold and hand hammered between crudely engraved dies.  Each is unique in shape and strike.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Spanish Cob Coins.

 


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8 Reales
Item#:  13113
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Lima
Assayer:  D
Weight:  27.4 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price:  $1295.00  SOLD

 

Shield type cob, Lima mint, Philip II, assayer D, circa 1577-1588, graded choice very fine for condition.  Coins of assayer D (Diego de la Torre) are know for their high quality and fine detail.  This coin is no exception as it is struck on a broad, full weight flan with nearly full legends and crown.  The cross and shield are full and nicely centered.  To the left of the shield is the mint mark P (Peru) and denomination mark 8 (8 reales).  To the right is a star (found only on Lima coins and symbolizing that the City was officially established on January 6th, the day of the Star of Magi that guided the three kings to Bethlehem) and the assayer mark oD (Diego de la Torre).  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.


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8 Reales
Item#:  17059
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Seville
Assayer:  P
Weight:  27.3 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price:  $895.00  SOLD

 

Shield type cob, Seville mint, Philip II, assayer P, dated 1590, graded extremely fine, exceptional for the type. Beautiful, perfectly centered full cross with all all lions and castles boldly visible in the cross quadrants.  Equally choice full shield, also perfectly centered, and with the mintmark S over the denomination mark oVIII and assayer mark P all visible at left along with a nearly full crown above and week 90 of the date 1590 at right.  An exceptionally struck, richly toned coin with bold crisp details.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.

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