Spanish real? Went detecting in Virginia on our farm and found this. Will upload better pictures once back at the house.

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Looks like a cob to me! Congrats!
Salty, thank you. Been a while since i had time to get out in the field and was a good start for me. I’m way behind on my Spanish silver. Any idea of a date range based on what can be seen?
 

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Very nice. Here's some reading if you are interested.
 

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Congratulations on a nice find. It is definitely a Spanish silver cob coin. The balls on the end of the cross tells me it was minted in Mexico City. The shield on the other side tells which king reigned when it was minted so that’s how you get the date range. My cob book is not with me right now so I can’t help with that at this time. Someone with more cob experience will chime in. A better picture of the shield side would help.

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Jerusalem style cross is indicative of Mexican origin. So your cob is from mexico !! Must see back to figure age.
 
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Very nice. Here's some reading if you are interested.
Thank you very much! I appreciate you.
 
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Congratulations on a nice find. It is definitely a Spanish silver cob coin. The balls on the end of the cross tells me it was minted in Mexico City. The shield on the other side tells which king reigned when it was minted so that’s how you get the date range. My cob book is not with me right now so I can’t help with that at this time. Someone with more cob experience will chime in. A better picture of the shield side would help.

Stay safe, good luck and keep swingin.
Thank you so very much!
Jerusalem style cross is indicative of Mexican origin. So your cob is from mexico !! Must see back to figure age.
Thank you so much! right now this (Below) is the best pic I have. (out on a jobsite right now and not at home with the microscope to take a much more detailed picture
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