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Spanish Silver Cob Coin Identiication Help Needed

 
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 Posted 03/30/2020  4:04 pm Show Profile   Check living-in-the-past's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am not sure if there is enough of this coin left for an attribution, but hopefully so. It is 24.6mm along it's longest edge and weighs 5.9g. As usual, any thoughts regarding authenticity, attribution, age, rarity, value, etc. would be greatly appreciated.


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 Posted 03/30/2020  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Atlas642 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the real deal. The mint is unknown (could be Lima, Peru or Potosi, Bolivia - most likely the latter, but all of the mintmarks, assayer and other indicators aren't visible), date is 1745, not particularly rare given its condition but still popular as a cob coin. It's worth about $25 to $30.
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 Posted 03/30/2020  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Check living-in-the-past's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Atlas642 for the super speedy attribution. I am very unfamiliar with cob coinage, is the denomination 1 real, 2 real or something else? Thanks again!
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 Posted 03/30/2020  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2. You can see it in the 2d photo.
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 Posted 03/30/2020  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Check living-in-the-past's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought it was a 2 real, but just wanted to confirm. Thanks tdziemia!
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 Posted 03/30/2020  6:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1745 Lima 2R... horribly struck and worn to death as is typical for late Lima cobs.
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 Posted 04/02/2020  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Check living-in-the-past's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add living-in-the-past to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks realeswatcher!
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 Posted 04/03/2020  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You're lucky to get one with a date, which increases the value a little bit and makes it more interesting.
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