Rare 1597 Granada Spain 2 Reales Cob

Item #CC-0196 | Rare 1597 Granada Spain 2 Reales Cob
Mint: Granada, Spain
Assayer: Possible “M”
Ruler/Period: King Philip II
Grade: Uncertified
Weight: 6.84g

Description: This is a gorgeous and rare example of a 2 reales minted in Granada, Spain during the reign of King Philip II.  This unique coin’s die strike differs from the more common strikes across the rest of the Spanish Empire from the time period. The “II” denomination sits to the left of the shield on the obverse, the mint mark “G” sits to the right.

This specimen has a nearly complete legend, shield, and crown on the obverse and the reverse looks has a well centered cross that is very similar to the rest of the coins minted at the time with the famous Castile y Leon design. This piece may have been cleaned at one point, but is still quite valuable for any collector of Spanish cob coinage.