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11-07-2014, 08:39 PM
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silver cob
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Found this a while back was wondering is there a way to date it.

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11-07-2014, 08:53 PM
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Cool find.  I don't know about ID, but it's cool.

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11-07-2014, 08:55 PM
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looks to be some kind of a replica.
heres is one that i recently found similar. the ( florenzada cross ) cross with the spears at the ends where only on the
Mexico city reals. i think they started producing them there in 1572.
if it is indeed a real cob, it would be a Mexico city minted coin.
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cool find, really nice ...
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11-07-2014, 09:00 PM
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Yea I wasn't sure it was real cob. It is silver , maybe made as a piece of jewelry. would be really cool if it was real though.

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11-07-2014, 09:55 PM
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(11-07-2014 09:52 PM)IndianaBones Wrote:  
(11-07-2014 09:00 PM)biggredd1972@yahoo.com Wrote:  Yea I wasn't sure it was real cob. It is silver , maybe made as a piece of jewelry. would be really cool if it was real though.

still a very nice find.
the real ones are still out there waiting for you. you can believe that ...

yea they probably are but not to many in south east Missouri

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11-07-2014, 10:45 PM
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Very Nice , still silver!!

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11-08-2014, 04:12 AM
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I think it is real and just turned into a necklace. 


Silver cob 1/2-real coin of Charles II (1665-1700), Spanish Empire

Spanish coat of arms and a cross / Charles' monogrammed CAROLVS. 


 Uncertain mint in the Americas.


This is a "cob" coin, also commonly known as a "pirate coin", as these were the sort of coins commonly taken by the pirates from the Spanish ships on the way to Europe.


http://www.numismall.com/acc/Silver-cob-...mpire.html

Very cool find.  In my world, that is a jewelry find and not a coin find simply because it is too difficult to determine when it was actually turned into jewelry.  But that is just me.  I also count a gold coin in a bezel as a jewelry find.   Yes, it is a gold coin, but.......  that is a topic to discuss on a different thread!


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11-08-2014, 10:06 AM
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Thanks for the info Ron. I see why it's more of a jewelry find ,but if it's made from a real coin,that's makes it something more than reproduction.

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11-08-2014, 02:04 PM
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Absolutely.  It is a real coin turned into jewelry.  Actually it is probably worth more as jewelry as far as value goes.

I just classify certain things when I find them.  (Coin, jewelry, nugget, etc.)

Just like a gold ring is made of real gold, but it is not a nugget!  LOL

Yes the pendant is made from a real coin but when was it made into jewelry?

So, yes it is a real cob and a real coin just in my mind I have difficulty classifying that as a lost coin find.

But that is just me-- you can classify it however you want.  After all you found it!! Happy

I was simply helping you ID it and letting you know it is not a reproduction coin used for jewelry.
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11-08-2014, 03:46 PM
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I understand your classification. There is no way of knowing when it was turned into a pendant. It was jewelry when it I found it. Knowing where it originated from only tells where it started , how & when exactly it got to south east Missouri is the true mystery I'm sure I'll never know.

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