1753 Spanish cob with counterstamp

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by GeorgeM, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. GeorgeM

    GeorgeM Well-Known Member

    I'm not familiar with the revolutionary coinage of all of the breakaway countries that formed as the Spanish empire in the Americas crumbled. However, I think this counterstamped piece might be one. And it appears to be a stamped shipwreck 8 real cob to boot!

    Can anyone help me ID it and take a stab at the value? 20200310_182744.jpg 20200310_182827.jpg 20200310_182757.jpg
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  3. Hispanicus

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    This coin is a mystery piece that appears to be part of a cut down Columnario type, not a Cob. It’s been hammered as evidenced by the distance of the 1753 date from the edge of the flan and is missing imagery as well as typical legend text along the perimeter.

    I have no idea what the countermark represents. What are the rough diameters and weight? Where did you get it? This might inform what the original denomination was, which I suspect was 8 reales.
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  4. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    it looks to be something like this:

    "Felipe V cob 8 Reales (1744) with Counterstamp, KM101, sun over three mountains counterstamp of 1839 on a Guatemala 8 Reales co...."

    Guatemala Cob.jpg
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  5. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    Here is another:

    These examples sold between $400-600.

    Guatemala cob # 2.jpg
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