May 14, 2012, 05:23 PM
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
Last edited by eclipsegt3; May 14, 2012 at 05:36 PM.
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May 14, 2012 05:23 PM
May 22, 2012, 12:29 PM
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.
May 22, 2012, 01:07 PM
A real Spanish cob gold coin would be between 92 and 93% fine; ergo,..........
May 26, 2012, 08:31 PM
What you have looks like a copy of the FERDINAND & ISABELLA coin (Catholic Kings). The shield is of CASTILE AND LÉON
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).
Jun 03, 2012, 02:05 AM
Moe has got it. It's probably a cast lift copy of a silver 4 reals with the galley reverse.