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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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2 Reales
Item#:  4499
Denomination:  2 reales
Mint:  Lima
Assayer:  D
Weight:  2.85 grams
Diameter: 1.2 inches

Price:  $395.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Lima mint, Philip II, assayer D, circa 1577-1588, grade choice very fine.  Coins of assayer D (Diego de la Torre) are know for their high quality and fine details.  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 perfectly centered.  To the left of the shield 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 denomination mark II (2 reales).  To the right is the mint mark P (Peru) 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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