Lima Cob Coins , shield type Diego de La torre , star of lima, 8 reales

Silver Cobs of Lima 1568-1752

Peruvian silver cobs

Lima,Peru La Ciudad de los Reyes 1535The Lima mint, as far as cobs are concerned, was sporadic, and as a result we do not see as many cobs from this mint as from Mexico or Potosí. In the beginning Lima made pillars-type "pre-cobs" like the Mexican Charles-Joanna coins, but that ended after only a couple years. Then in 1577 a shield-type design was mass-produced by assayer Diego de la Torre, whose design work was exemplary, making these shield-type cobs some of the most highly sought of all cob issues. By 1589 de la Torre's work was done and it was not till 1659 that the Viceroy of Peru ended his mint's hiatus (but without royal authorization) with a brief "Star of Lima" issue of unique design. Finally in 1684 the Lima mint reopened for good and imitated the pillars-and-waves issues of Potosí until the new machine-made "pillar dollars" were mandated there in 1752.

 

 

 

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Lima, Peru, 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (Rincon) Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer R (small) to left (Rincon), motto PL-VSV-LTR, legend ending (HIS)PA-.S-L1; KM-10.1; CT-unl. 12.4 grams. Broad flan with some parts of legend bold, nice full shield, full but doubled pillars, toned VF with light surface corrosion. f011723190003 $650
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincon) to left of crowned I, legend starting on other side, very rare. Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer R (Rincon) to left of crowned I, legend starting on other side, very rare. Broad, thin, oblong flan with full details, including bold assayer, crowned R and crowned I, and legends PHILIPVS II D / ISPANIARVM E, VF with toned fields, minimal surface pitting. f081504146033 $1,975

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Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right, encapsulated NGC XF 45. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-ii to left, oD-* to right, encapsulated NGC XF 45. S-L4; KM-9; CT-490. 6.82 grams. Full inner details and much legend, lightly toned all over, the features somewhat weak due to strike and light surface corrosion. f111504180002 $295

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Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right of monogram. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, oD to left, * to right of monogram. Broad flan with bold full legend around nice monogram and assayer and mintmark, cross side slightly off-center with less visible legend, toned VF. f101713031017 $135
Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties. S-L4; KM-5. VF-XF, both on very broad flans, nearly full details, some salvaged. 2 available. f061604191027-28 $90 each
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P flanking castle, P-* flanking lion. 0.70 gram. f081504146056 $395
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P flanking castle. 0.80 gram. f081504146057 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P to left of castle. 0.73 gram. f081504146058 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.62 gram. Ex: Goldberg auction of February 2013 (lot 6091). f081504146059 $325
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.89 gram. f081504146060 $275
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.73 gram. f081504146061 $285
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.78 gram. f081504146062 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P to left of lion punched over ? (double struck). 0.79 gram. f081504146063 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P flanking castle, P-* flanking lion. 0.65 gram. f081504146064 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.59 gram. f081504146065 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P flanking castle, P-* flanking lion. 0.89 gram. Choice, broad-flan AVF with full crown, PHILIPPVS, oD and star around full but weak castle, similar situation on other side, toned on fields, holed at very edge. Pedigreed to our Auction #6 (lot #803). f081504146066 $225
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.75 gram. Full king's name in legend, full but softly struck castle, off-center lion, VF with dark-orange sediment on fields. Pedigreed to our Auction #7 (lot #955). f081504146067 $225
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.62 gram. f081504146068 $325
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, *-P flanking castle. 0.82 gram. f081504146069 $250
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.84 gram. Pedigreed to our Auction #4 (lot #669). f081504146070 $250
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 real, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, * to right of castle. 0.54 gram. Richly toned AXF with nice full lion, off-center full castle and crown, small part of edge very lightly clipped long ago. Pedigreed to our Auction #7 (lot #956). f081504146071 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reale, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, P-* flanking castle. 0.73 gram. Holed. Pedigreed to our Auction #4 (lot #668). f081504146072 $225
Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 15 available Lima, Peru, cob 1/4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 14 available. (Sold: #7) f081504146076-89 $135 each

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Star of Lima 1659

Lot of two Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, (1659), "Star of Lima" type, rare. S-L5; KM-14; CT-1138. 2.00 grams. An unassuming pair (both corroded, but with just enough details to discern the rare type, particularly by the style of the monogram and lions and castles), VF on average. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2R, (1659), "Star of Lima" type, rare. S-L5; KM-14; CT-1138. 2.00 grams. An unassuming pair (both corroded, but with just enough details to discern the rare type, particularly by the style of the monogram and lions and castles), VF on average. f111704191008-9 $150 each

Pillars-and-waves type 8 reales

Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1696H. Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1696H. Bold date between nearly full pillars, nearly full cross, peripherally flat but otherwise VF, toned all over. f041720141030 $475

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Pillars-and-waves type 2 reales

Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1725M, Louis I, rare. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1725M, Louis I, rare. Broad, odd-shaped flan with bold date between full pillars, off-center cross with full assayer and part of king's name to right, toned Fine. f081704436010 $295
Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1742V. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1742V. Decent cross, off-center pillars, VG with patchy dark toning. f061604191034 $100

Pillars-and-waves type 1 reales

Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1752R, rare final year of Lima cobs. Lima, Peru, cob 1 real, 1752R, rare final year of Lima cobs. S-L23; KM-42. 2.9 grams. Full 752 date on otherwise flat pillars side, most of cross, dark toning but minimal corrosion, elongated shape. Pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tag #894. f011618061010 $95

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Pillars-and-waves type 1/2 reales

Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1714/3. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1714/3. Bold full monogram and date (with obvious 4/3), full but weaker cross, Fine with partially crude surfaces, some dark toning. f011710202008 $75
Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1732. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1732. Oblong flan with two dates, off-center cross, toned Fine with flatness. f061604191045 $75
Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1737N. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1739. Weak monogram and cross but both with dates below, bold mintmark L, lightly toned Fine. f061504191067 $40
Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1747, Ferdinand VI. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1747, Ferdinand VI. Full date below most of monogram, AVF with flat areas, two assayers, small edge-split, scarce. f061604191047 $85
Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1752R, rare final year of Lima cobs. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 real, 1752R, rare final year of Lima cobs. Full monogram with L to left, R to right and date below, most of cross with second mintmark to left, richly toned Fine+, somewhat odd in shape. f011618061012 $85

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