1640’s Era Mexico 8 Reales Cob From The Concepcion Wreck

Concepcion wreck card
8 reales mexico 1640 card

Item #CC-0033 | 1640’s Era Mexico 8 Reales Cob From the Concepcion Shipwreck
Mint: Mexico
Assayer: “P” for Pedro Becerra (1634-1665)
Date: Not Visible, Circa 1640
Ruler/Period: King Philip IV
Grade: Uncertified
Weight: 25.76 Grams

Description: This well-preserved Spanish 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.  The style of cob is very similar to that of the many found on the wreck of the Concepcion, and comes with a flip card designating it to the wreck.

This coin also has a few small crescent moon shaped chop marks on the reverse that tell the story of how this coin must have traveled to far off lands. This cob is a perfect piece for any collection of Spanish Colonial treasure!