Cob Half Reale Carolus III Dated 1765 Coin Pendant

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Cob Two Reales, Pillars & Waves Type
Custom mounted into a sterling silver bezel pendant. Measures approximately 1 1/2 inch from the top of the bail to the bottom of the bezel, 3/4 inch across
Carolus III, Reign 1759-1789

Coin dated 1765
Minted in Potosi, Bolivia

Cob coinage, those fabled “Piece of Eight” and “Gold Doubloons” made famous by the legend of pirates and their buried treasure chest, was minted in the Spanish Colonies of the New World from approximately 1580 to 1732.

The word “cod” comes from Spanish “Cobo de Barra” which translated means “end of bar.” The planchets were literally sliced off the end of the bar. Since the metal was rather hard, the diameter of the blanks would vary. Once cut, it was weighed. If overweight, an indiscriminate cut or cuts were used to trim the excess weight. As a result the of the irregular thickness and lack of tremendous pressure when striking the coin, many uncirculated cobs have only a limited amount of the design evident.

The obverse of the coin has a large cross with the lions of Leon and the Castile around it while the reverse has the coat-of-arms of the reigning monarch.
Cob Half Reale Carolus III Dated 1765 Coin Pendant
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