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Silver Spanish cob clip Shield Style

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  • Jade Paige said:
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    • Jade Paige 

      please tell me the value of your coin, I haven’t had mine appraised, 

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    • Raven Rosario                                            Raven Rosario I'm the same way I don't know the value of my coin yet. And I didn't even know what kind of coin it was until the day I posted it on here. I would like to find out more about these coins.

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  • Sad to say, Jade (and Raven), your coin looks fake. The surfaces look very un-natural. To see pictures of genuine cobs, check this page:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?action=spanish-colonials

    This page gives a comprehensive summary of Spanish Colonial coins. Near the bottom, you will see photos of genuine cob coins.

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  • Did you find out anything about this coin? I have the same one!

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  • I found my coin on a North Devon beach while metal detecting. The way it has corroded I would say it’s made of pewter. I’m going to do a silver test on it

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  • I found another image on line of the exact same coin in absolute mint condition, same mould was used to make these coins, they are identical.

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    • Mark Can you supply the link to the image? I'd like to see it.

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      Paul Richards 

      I would be interested to know what you think. The coin I found was 14" deep in the sand and heavily baked in sand, I soaked it coke cola overnight to remove the hard sand. Very strange to find a fake Spanish 4 Real on the beach that must have been there for a long time. I've attached the images of my coins condition when I found it.

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  • Hi Mark --

    I'm impressed with the 14 inches (and with the Coca Cola!). But I still think your coin, and the one on the Collector's Weekly site, are fakes. Hope I'm wrong.

    A big distinguishing feature on your coin is the large "S" on the shield side. This means Seville, Spain. The database I use has 39 genuine coins like this. My first picture is a real beauty.

    My next two pictures show your coin and the CW coin on either side of another database genuine. There is really no comparison.

    Here is the auction description for the coin in my first picture. (BTW, Daniel Sedwick is the defacto expert on these coins. Check out his web site).

    Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC > Auction 9    Auction date: 26 April 2011
    Lot number: 1293

    Price realized: 500 USD   (Approx. 342 EUR / 304 GBP / 440 CHF) 
    Lot description:
    Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Gothic D outside tressure at 4 and 8 o'clock (pre-1588). 13.6 grams. CT-393.
    Choice XF with lovely rich toning all over, perfect full cross-and-tressure, crown and shield, bold S to left and denomination o-IIII to right, nearly full legends, quite attractive.

    Estimate: $250-375

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  • I have the same coin. How can I find out if it's real?

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  • Tabitha -- These coins are very difficult to authenticate. You can post pictures here and we will give opinions. The de-facto expert on coins like this is Daniel Sedwick, here:

    https://www.sedwickcoins.com/

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