Cob Fob?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by The Eidolon, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    I got this around 1998 for silver weight or thereabouts.
    Obviously, it's been defaced. Someone put a hole in it to make a key fob, I think.
    Date looks like 17x9. Weight is about 27.5 g with the key ring.
    Could this be a cob? Does it match any authentic designs?
    I got it from a legitimate coin store (now long gone) that I had good experiences with.
    Any help with its identification would be much appreciated!

    Ob?.jpg Rev.jpg 27.5 g.jpg
     
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  3. chuckylucky5

    chuckylucky5 Active Member

    Piece of jewelry?
     
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  4. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    It looks like a Guatemala cob that has been around the block innumerable times. The hole was probably there for a considerable amount of time. Many of the indigenous people in the region lacked pockets, so the coins were holed to accommodate being held on a string. This was a very wide spread practice.

    Later, someone inserted a ring into the hole.

    I'm pretty sure the coin is genuine. The date appears to be 1739.
     
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