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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.
of Authenticity accompany all Spanish Cob Coins.
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Denomination: 2 reales
Weight: 6.83 grams
Diameter: 1.2 inches
Shield type cob, Lima
mint, Philip II, assayer D, circa 1577-1588,
grade frosty AU (a very high grade for a cob coin).
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 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 II (2 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).
Coins of assayer D are in high demand by today's collectors and
the 2 reales denomination is a great little coin for bezel
mounting. Supplied with a New World Treasures
photo type Certificate of Authenticity.
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