Cob found in CA beach storm erosion. ID please:
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Like Tree10Likes
  • 5 Post By Tom_in_CA
  • 5 Post By Mackaydon

Thread: Cob found in CA beach storm erosion. ID please:

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    13,667
    10062 times
    Banner Finds (4)

    Cob found in CA beach storm erosion. ID please:

    This was found by a friend of mine many years back after beach storm erosion. On a Monterey peninsula beach, not far from the 1771 location of Carmel mission. And at a beach noted on even earlier explorer journeys (where they were just exploring/mapping the coast in earlier times).

    Not very often a cob gets found in CA . I can think of this one, and have heard of a single other. Our first permanent European toe-hold wasn't till 1769 (and '70-71-ish at the location this was found). And even up till 1800, the entire European non-indian population in the entire state, probably only numbered in the hundreds. I've found many milled reales back to the 1770s. And even a few in the 1750s/60s milled reales. And a copper coin from the 1740s. But never a cob.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the transition from cobs to milled coins was about the 1740s, right ? Depending on the country, the mint, etc... So if you can't specifically ID this, then what is it safe to say could be the *newest* it could date to ?

    Disregard the other coins in the pix , for purposes of this question.





  2. #2
    Charter Member
    us
    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
    Minelab Explorer
    19,499
    12639 times
    Shipwrecks
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    Tom,
    Great find !
    Cob coins were minted at the Mexico City mint from 1536 through 1733, when they were replaced by the machine struck milled pillar dollar that first saw production in 1732.
    Source: Sedwick.
    http://www.newworldtreasures.com/cobs-mexico.htm
    Cobs from Potosi may have been minted through 1773.
    Source:
    Spanish Colonial Cobs: Introduction
    Don....

  3. #3

    Mar 2007
    Salinas, CA
    Explorer II, Compass 77b, Tesoro shadow X2
    13,667
    10062 times
    Banner Finds (4)
    thanx mackaydon

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. New east coast storm with erosion.
    By coinshooter in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Oct 22, 2014, 07:12 PM
  2. SoCal Storm Watch for Beach Erosion....
    By SoCalBeachScanner in forum Beach and Shallow Water
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Feb 28, 2014, 03:11 PM
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: Dec 16, 2009, 01:30 PM
  4. Anyone Hunting the N.C. Beaches? Major Erosion from Storm!!
    By Ramapirate in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Nov 15, 2008, 01:52 PM
  5. Replies: 11
    Last Post: Sep 27, 2008, 12:55 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0