Cob One Reale Carlos II Circa 1667-1700 Coin Ring

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Spanish Coin of the Americas
Cob One Reale Custom mounted into a 18k yellow gold ring. Measures approximately 3/4 inch from the top to the bezel, 3/4 inch across.
Set in sterling silver ring with a 18k yellow gold bezel

Carlos II Reign 1665-1700
Circa 1667-1700
Minted in Mexico City

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 One Reale Carlos II Circa 1667-1700 Coin Ring
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