Spanish Treasure Coin (Pirate times)
This is a one of a kind piece!
Authentic and unique Spanish colonial coins of 1/2 Real, with a beautiful dark grey Tahitian pearl set in a silver chain.
1/2 real Lima, Peru mint.
Pearl shape semi round
Pearl size approximately 10mm
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.
Silver Pirate coin in Silver chain
- Product Code: H20MPIRATE-SC-1/2R
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: 199.00€