1634-1665 Mexico 8 Reales Cob with Test Cuts and Chop Marks
Item #CC-0034| 1634-1665 Mexico 8 Reales Cob with Test Cuts and Chop Marks
Assayer: “P” for Pedro Becerra (1634-1665)
Date: Not Visible
Ruler/Period: King Philip IV
Weight: 26.03 Grams
Description: This well-preserved Spanish Colonial 8 reales cob displays a well centered and nearly complete shield on the obverse, boldly struck assayer mark “P”, and mint mark “M”. The reverse is well struck and the castles and lions are nearly complete. This style of cob is very similar to that of the many found on the wreck of the Concepcion. This coin also has a few small chop marks on the reverse that tell the story of how this coin must have traveled to far off lands. Also, there are a series of test cuts on the coin made by someone checking to see if this coin was pure silver.
This cob is a perfect piece for any Spanish treasure collection!