This is a one of a kind piece!
An authentic and unique Spanish colonial coin of 1 Real, with a beautiful dark silver Tahitian pearl set in a oxidized silver chain.
Please note that the coin the model wears is a representation of how the necklace is going to be. Each coin is completely unique and a one-of-a-kind piece
1 real cob coin Potosi mint
2.9 grams of pure silver-crude cast
11mm round Tahitian peal AA+. dark grey color
Silver chain (dark oxidized silver)
Length 18 inches chain (45cm long chain)
Coin dimensions: 2cm (wide) x 1.9cm (high) 0.8 inches x 0.8 inches
The Spanish coat of arms is very visible (castles and lions), very rare piece and very well preserved, an amazing piece of history!
History of Spanish Treasure coins:
As silver and gold deposits were discovered in the Caribbean, Mexican and South American territories there was a pressing demand to export it to Spain.
As a result, the mints produced irregular coinage called "cobs". The word "Cob" comes from the simplification of the Spanish phrase "cabo de barra" which translates to "from a bar".
A bar of silver was simply cut into chunks of the appropiate weight and hammered between crude dies. After the coins were struck, they were weighed by an assayer who would cut off any excess silver which is why most of the coins have some of the impression cut away.
Due to this method no two coins are alike and many are collected for their unique shapes alone.
The cob coin, like anything that is not longer available, is becoming very scarce and hence more valuable. The few coins that remain are the last vintage of the glory days of pirates and treasure hunting.
These are pieces that started their journey over 500 years ago and whose history can now continue with you!
Pirate Treasure coin on oxidised silver chain
- Product Code: H20MPIRATE-DSC-1R
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: 255.00€