Genuine Spanish Colonial treasure coin (Pirates time)

A unique and genuine piece of 4 Reales Bolivia potosi from 1578-1621 (Felipe III).
This is a one of a kind piece!

I have carefully mounted this piece on leather together with 2 beautiful Tahitian pearls - French Polynesia.
In order not to damage the high value of the coin I have added a small silver piece to make it possible to use it as a pendant.

Pearl quality: Front pearl 11mm round AA+ in green tones. 
Back pearl 10mm, baroque shape.
Set in brown leather cord.
Length of the necklace approximately, 24 inches (60 cm)

Coin dimensions:
2.7cm wide, 2.8cm high, and 1.5 to 2mm thick
1.1 inches wide, 1.2 inches high and 0.05 to 0.1 inches thick.

The Spanish code of arms are very visible (castles and lions), very rare piece and very well conserved, over 400 years old! 

"Cob coins" are rare, difficult to find. Most of them are from private collections or treasure seekers.

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!

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Pirate Silver coin set on brown leather

  • Product Code: H20HPIRATE08-4
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