Rare 1696 Lima Peru 8 Reales Cob – Double Dated!

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Item #CC-0285 | Rare 1696 Lima Peru 8 Reales Cob – Double Dated!
Mint: Lima, Peru
Assayer: H for “Francisco Hurtado”
Ruler/Period: King Carlos II
Grade: Uncertified
Weight: 27.48 Grams

Description: This is a rare example of a double dated Lima 8 Reales cob minted during the reign of King Carlos II in 1696!

On the obverse of this coin, you can clearly see two “H” assayer marks, an “L” mint mark for Lima and the pillars of Hercules over the waves.  On the reverse, you see a beautifully struck Jerusalem cross with the castles and lions and a “96” at the bottom.

Lima 8 Reales in this quality are extremely difficult to find and without a doubt, a rare and original example of a Piece of Eight. This specimen will make a perfect addition to any collection of Spanish Colonial cobs or pirate treasure!