Beautiful Spanish Colonial 1618-1634 Mexico 8 reales Cob (OMD)!
Item #CC-0241 | Beautiful Spanish Colonial 1618-1634 Mexico 8 reales (OMD) !
Mint: Mexico (La Casa de Moneda de México)
Assayer: D for “Diego Godoy”
Ruler/Period: King Philip III or King Philip IV
Weight: 25.93 Grams
Description: This is a rare and beautiful example of a Piece of Eight minted in Mexico in the early 1600’s! On the obverse of this coin, you can clearly see a “D” assayer mark, which stands for Diego Godoy, an “oM” mint mark for “La Casa de Moneda de México” and most of the Habsburg shield. You can also see the last digit of a “2” as a partial date at about the 11 o’clock position. On the reverse, you see a beautifully struck Jerusalem cross with the castles and lions.
8 Reales minted in Mexico during this period and in this quality are extremely difficult to find and a perfect addition to any collection of Spanish Colonial cobs or pirate treasure!
This coin will also make a perfect piece for a pendant!