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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.

 


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8 Reales
Item#:  13096
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Lima
Assayer:  D
Weight:  27.2 grams
Diameter: 1.6 inches

Price:  $1595.00  SOLD

 

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 full legends and crown.  The cross and shield are full and perfectly centered.  To the left of the shield is the mint and denomination marks P (Peru) and 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.  Below the star is the assayer mark oD.  Coins of assayer D are in high demand by today's collectors.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.

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