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 Spanish Cob Coins
Mexico City

Cob coins were minted at the Mexico City mint from 1536 through 1733,  when they were replaced by the machine struck milled pillar dollar that first saw production in 1732.  The Mexico mint was the first to produce hand struck cobs starting with the pillars type cob (1536-1572) and ending with the shield type cob (1572-1733).  Unlike the other New World mints, the Mexico mint never produced a pillars-and-waves cob, but did strike a hybrid transitional "klippe" or "square-cut" type in 1733 and 1734.  Dates first appeared on Mexico cobs in 1607, but are seldom visible.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Mexico Cob Coins.

 


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4 Reales
Item#:  16056
Denomination:  4 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  L
Weight:  13.5 grams
Diameter: 1.3 inches

Price:  $895.00  SOLD

 

Pillar type cob, Charles and Joanna, assayer L, "late series" circa 1546-1553, choice extremely fine condition, nice full weight.  Excellent pillars side details all perfectly centered so that the legends are complete.  Equally nice full shield with a bold mint mark M at right, assayer mark L at left, nearly full crown above and surrounded by bold full legends along the periphery.  A great full weight specimen.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.


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8 Reales
Item#:  17032
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  F
Weight:  27.2 grams
Diameter:  1.6 inches

Price:  $695.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Philip III, assayer F, circa 1598-1617, very fine condition, nice large diameter planchet.  Excellent full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Equally nice full shield with a hint of the oM mint mark at left, assayer mark F immediately below the mint mark and bold denomination mark 8 at right.  A ruggedly appealing heavy weight Mexico cob.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.


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8 Reales
Item#:  8065
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  D
Weight:  28.0 grams
Diameter:  1.5-1.7 inches

Price:  $395.00  SOLD

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Philip III or Philip IV , assayer D, circa 1618-1634, choice fine condition.  Nice full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Equally nice, nearly full shield with bold oM D mint and assayer mark at left.  Struck on a very heavy weight planchet and typically rugged in appearance with virtually no peripheral legend.  Coins of Assayer D were the typical Mexico silver cobs recovered shipwrecks such as the Atocha, Santa Margarita and Lucayan Beach sites.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.

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