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Spanish Cob Or Probable Fake

 
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 Posted 10/22/2021  3:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add trdhrdr007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I'm going through an accumulation of coins for a friend that runs estate sales. The lot is mostly common world coins, some silver, a few from the late 1800's, & some world notes. This coin was the only one of it's kind in the lot. It's non-magnetic & weighs 3.3 grams on my scale. The planchet is thicker on one side than the other. I don't know anything about cobs & hope someone can help determine if it's real.



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 Posted 10/23/2021  1:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Based on the weight, it appears to be a 1R Potosi, ca 1580-1610. There are a number of cob styles for the Ballesteros assayers active at that time. It's pretty worn and corroded. I would value it in the $25-50 range. It looks real to me.

Here's a better one currently listed on the bay,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/194433836158
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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10/23/2021 2:03 pm
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