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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Early Pillars Type

Shield type

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

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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. 0.89 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. 0.78 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. 0.75 gram. 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. 0.84 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 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, various varieties, average specimens. 13 available. (Sold: #7 and #12) f081504146077-89 $135 each

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Pillars-and-waves type 2 reales

Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1684V, ex-Huntington. Richly toned AVF with choice full cross above clear date, off-center pillars. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection, with original tag. Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1684V, ex-Huntington. Richly toned AVF with choice full cross above clear date, off-center pillars. Pedigreed to the A.M. Huntington collection, with original tag. f051904191064 $150

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 reals: 1699, 1716, 1721, 1723 and 1735/4. F-VF, all more or less toned, most with full (or nearly full) monograms and/or dates and/or crosses, three rather round, most with auction pedigrees. The 1699 is pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #1331, and the 1721 and 1735/4 are pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tags #1127 and 1130. 5 available. Lima, Peru, cob 1/2 reals: 1699, 1716, 1721, 1723 and 1735/4. F-VF, all more or less toned, most with full (or nearly full) monograms and/or dates and/or crosses, three rather round, most with auction pedigrees. The 1699 is pedigreed to our Auction #8, with original lot-tag #1331, and the 1721 and 1735/4 are pedigreed to our Auction #13, with original lot-tags #1127 and 1130. 5 available. f051904191066-70 $60 each

  

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