Apr 19, 2012, 10:05 PM
where is this cob from?
I have more pics if you cant make heads or tails of these.
Apr 19, 2012 10:05 PM
Apr 20, 2012, 04:41 AM
Looks to me, Mexico mint. I can faintly see some indications of the Globe ends on the cross bars. My guess Philip V also.
A recent beach find? Some beaches around here have been looking interesting to hunt recently.
Hope you found it...and congrats if you did.
Don't let anyone tell you "forget the cross side in this case", there is plenty of that cross left to make a ID. That's the first (repeat first) and easiest way to begin to ID a cob when your beginning like yourself...if and when you decide to learn more then flip it over and begin looking at the shield elements.
A great reference and must have book is The Practical Book of Cobs by Daniel Sedwick that will help you get better knowledge of this coinage, from beginner to advanced.
realeswatcher - forget the cross side in this case...really?. whatever roflmao.
Last edited by Trez; Apr 24, 2012 at 07:52 PM.
Apr 23, 2012, 05:16 PM
Yes, it's Mexico (forget the cross side in this case, there's really little to be seen there... note the familiar Bourbon crest in the center). Definitely of the 1701-1714 shield style... not knowing anything else about where it came from I'd say it's almost assuredly 1715 Fleet. From the relative dimension, I'm guessing a 4 Reales??
FYI, here is proper rotation... you can discern just enough of the upper R lion to get the cross side correct: