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Spanish Gold Cob Coin Jewelry

Cob coins were hand manufactured by cutting blanks from crudely cast bars of refined silver or gold and hand hammered between crudely engraved dies.  They lack the detail of modern machine struck coins, but each is unique in shape and strike, which makes them so interesting.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Spanish gold coin jewelry.


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1 Escudo
Item#:  16003
Denomination: 1 escudo
Mint:  Seville

Measurements with 18k gold bezel
Weight:  7.5 grams
Diameter: 1.0 inches

Price:  $1995.00  BUY ITEM


Shield type 1 escudo, Charles and Johanna, 1516-1556, Seville mint, mintmark S to the left of the shield / star at right, full legends.  A rare, nicely detailed coin in choice very fine condition, noted for being the very first gold escudos coins to be struck at any Spanish or Spanish colonial mint.  Coin is mounted in a 18k gold bezel with fixed bale.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.

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2 Escudos
Item#:  5312
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  ARCE (Not Visible)
Weight:  13.4 grams with 18k bezel
Diameter:  .9-1.0 inches

Price:  $4595.00  SOLD


Shield type 2 escudos, Philip V (Posthumous Charles II), Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer Buenaventura de Arce (not visible but confirmed by the design), circa 1706 (per the design).  Reverse: Excellent deep struck Jerusalem cross bordered by four double arcs with annulets at the intersections and fleur-de-lis in the quarters.  Obverse: Crowned Spanish Hapsburg shield with quarters of Castle and Leon at upper left (with the castle-lion arrangement found only on coins minted in 1706) and the emblem of Naples and Sicily at right.  The bottom third bears the escutcheon of Flanders and Tyrol in the center with three fleurs-de-lis, arranged in two rows, on each side (a design found only on coins of assayer ARCE.  To the left of the shield are the bottoms of the letters CA of the King's name CAROLOS (Charles II).  Charles II died in 1700 and was succeeded by Philip V in that year.  Thus, like all Bogotá 2 escudos gold cobs from this time period, this is a posthumous Charles II issue, struck well after his death during the reign of Philip V.  This excellent coin was salvaged from the site of the 1715 plate fleet.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.


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