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    Apr 2011
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    Gold Spanish Cob

    Need some help id'ing this coin.. . The thickness is the same as a dime.. Any thoughts

    Continuation from the What Is It Forum... Gold Spanish Reale ???? Holy Crap!!!!

    ive re-tested the coin several times.. the scratch on the stone does nothing with 10k acid test solution .....but 14k solution turns it green
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    Last edited by eclipsegt3; May 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM.
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    Feb 2012
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    When you put the solution on the gold marks on stone.If it is gold, the color should not turn green, it should stay the same color gold.

  3. #3
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    A real Spanish cob gold coin would be between 92 and 93% fine; ergo,..........

  4. #4
    Jul 2007
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    What you have looks like a copy of the FERDINAND & ISABELLA coin (Catholic Kings). The shield is of CASTILE AND LÉON
    in Spain.

    There are several mints and were made in 1-reale, 2-reales, 4-reales silver cobs between 1469-1516.

    The 1-reale is about 23-27mm in diameter and 3.1gr
    The 2-reale is about 32-32.5mm in diameter and 6.4gr
    The 4-reales is about 1.25 inch in diameter and 13.7 gr

    I have only seen these coins in silver. I have never seen one in gold. I wonder if yours could be a brass or billon (silver alloy).

  5. #5
    Aug 2008
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    Moe has got it. It's probably a cast lift copy of a silver 4 reals with the galley reverse.



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