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    May 2012
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    Gold Coin Help identify this coin

    I am new to this site. Found it while trying to identify this coin. I am sure it is a reproduction (my daughter found it in a safeway check out isle) but we would still love to know what it is and when its from and maybe if there is any info on when it was reproducted. It weighs 10.3g.



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    us
    May 2011
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    What makes you think it's a reproduction?
    "Hello from deep within the copper mines of Western Kentucky."

    "Keep your hands off of my stack."

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    If real, a Spanish 'cob' coin from the 1500s to 1600s. Do a '180' on the left image for proper alignment. 'S' represents the mint mark. An authentic cob would be about 92% silver. They came in eights (1,2,4 and 8). The eight reales coin is the historic 'piece of eight'. It weighed about 27.5 grams; proportionally less for the lesser values.
    Don....
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    May 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by usandthem View Post
    What makes you think it's a reproduction?
    I found this while searching for this coin last night...Im just very confused because I have not been able to find another coin ANYWHERE online that looks like this one...AND if it is a reproduction, why can I only find this one listing for just one? Wouldnt there be TONS of them around? Also I want to try to figure out when it was reproduced...Any info on this specific coin I can get is appreciated. I saw that authentic 4 reales weighed approx. 13.2g-13.75g...this one only weighs 10.3g...Authentic reales would have been made out of spanish (or some other sort) of silver and since sterling silver weighs less then other silvers (I think), it would make sense that this is a reproduction...
    SORRY FORGOT TO POST THE LINK http://www.etsy.com/listing/75144892...e-ancient-coin
    Last edited by KenyonFam5; May 29, 2012 at 04:29 PM.

  5. #5
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    us
    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Kenyon,
    First, Welcome to Treasure Net !!
    You may wish to search through the cob coins here to find one similar to yours; remembering that due to the way they are produced, no two cob coins are identical; one is or both are reproductions.
    Spanish cob coins - Google Search
    Don.......

  6. #6

    May 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    Kenyon,
    First, Welcome to Treasure Net !!
    You may wish to search through the cob coins here to find one similar to yours; remembering that due to the way they are produced, no two cob coins are identical; one is or both are reproductions.
    Spanish cob coins - Google Search
    Don.......
    Thanks. I forgot to post the link to the one I was referring to lol..Just posted it in the above reply

  7. #7
    us
    Jan 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenyonFam5 View Post
    since sterling silver weighs less then other silvers (I think)
    Sterling silver is 92.5% silver. Cobs were made from 91.7% silver, I think.

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    us
    Apr 2009
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    I'd post it in the Spanish Cobs forum. Those guys are dang good.

  9. #9

    May 2012
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    Is there an admin that can move this thread over to the spanish cob section?

  10. #10
    Charter Member
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    I'd say your 'repo' assessment is accurate; design and weight is 'off'.
    Don.........
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