Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by rmz, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. rmz

    rmz New Member

    Hi all I'm very new here and have real knowledge of coins..but do have questions.
    Would you please have a look at this piece and offer your opinions.
    I purchased it long ago because it was "pirate treasure" I'm sure I paid far too much but it seemed exciting at the time..and I still like it. Hoping that it is real. Thank you

    After adding the pics I just noticed they are on the fuzzy side..apologies..I'm out town working so can't get better right now. Hope you are able to see 20150527_160958.jpg 20150527_160938.jpg
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I’ll preface my comments by saying I am NOT an expert! I have an interest in these pieces because I was fortunate to find one on the Carolina coast years ago and now own a few. But I am far from an expert!

    Hand struck Cobbs do have uneven edges. Just a result of being hand struck. However they aren’t usually smooth unless your Cobb has been clipped during its lifetime and that is not uncommon either. Cobb’s tend to be thicker at the center tapering away toward the edges. Again just another trait from being hand struck. I can’t tell, yours appears to be a uniform thickness.

    Hoping @BlackBeard_Thatch may be able to show up and give his feel.
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    @rmz I also know extremely little about these and certainly am not trying to put a damper on your piece. But these are sold all along the east coast coastal areas in gift shops. Some state replica on the envelope/container they come in, some do not and come with supposed "Certificates of Authenticity". I also saw a few in jewelry stores that were slabbed but not by a major TPG. I certainly hope yours turns out to be real.
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  5. rmz

    rmz New Member

    Thank you both, I appreciate your comments even if they may not be great news. I'll try to get better pictures when I return home. What a wonderful experience to find one on the beach!!!
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  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I do hope yours turns out to be authentic. There is a fellow named Daniel Sedwick who is the authority on these old Cobbs. You can Google his name and his website will come up. He was happy to authenticate mine from an emailed photo.
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  7. rmz

    rmz New Member

    Thank you very much. I will get better pictures first!! What a great resource
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  8. rmz

    rmz New Member

    Good morning!
    Just a follow up on this piece. Thank you all for your help.
    I'm surprised and excited with the news. Mr Sedwick was out of town but his VP answered. Not as old as I thought ..but interesting

    Hello Daniel passed along your email to me because he is out of town, it is certainly the imitation type of Venezuelan cobs. It looks genuine, the dates on these type were totally random and not relevant as they were imitations with just different combination of dates, but the coin is from the early mid 1800s. it should be worth to grade it and depending on the grade could bring a good price. usually these sell from $400-800 range
    Caracas, Venezuela, "imitation cob" 2 reales, "781" date (early 1800s).
    hope it helps
  9. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Wow!! Congratulations.... That is more valuable than this Cobb I rescued from the Carolina coast back in the 1980’s.... Way cool!

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  10. rmz

    rmz New Member

    !!!!!You must have been absolutely thrilled! thank you for your help
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  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT @rmz. It's always nice to read follow-ups of the original post, so thank you very much. I think you have a treasure there in history alone.
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  12. jetsmell

    jetsmell New Member

    Wow, what a great find!
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  13. BlackBeard_Thatch

    BlackBeard_Thatch Captain of the Queen Anne's Revenge

    Very nice find, congratulations.
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  14. rmz

    rmz New Member

    What a great site this is !
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