We are specialists in Peruvian, Mexican, and Colombian gold coins from the Florida shipwrecks of the 1715 Fleet. We offer Spanish Colonial gold & silver coins from Mexico City, Lima, Cuzco, Potosi, Bogotá, Cartagena, and Santiago de Chile. Oro & plata corriente when available.
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A directory of our current inventory is below. This new WordPress website is meant for people coming to Gold Cobs on mobile devices and reproduces much of the content on our older (but still current) html website www.goldcobs.com. New this fall, several mint state Lima, Cuzco, & Mexico escudos with 1715 Fleet provenance. From Mexico, a selection of Fleet 1711-15 escudos displaying the novel Altamira reverse designs. From Lima in the post-Fleet era, the finest known example of the ephemeral “Tearful Cross” design in 1716-17 here. A one-known Lima 1736/5 here two escudos joins a one-known 1737/6 one escudo here, as we continue to explore the unstudied and extremely rare gold issues of Philip V’s second reign.
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Many thanks to those who attended our first conference on the 1715 Fleet. Our second conference on the Fleet occurred at St. Augustine on March 16-18, 2017. Last fall we spoke on the 1711-12 Mexican gold coinage at the annual US Mexican American Numismatic Conference in Scottsdale. Video should soon be available. We will regularly be attending the October USMEX conference in Scottsdale. Please join us if you can. Now available on our sister site, www.1715fleetsociety.com, 1500 high-quality images of the magnificent Florida State Gold Cob Collection. Enjoy!
Those of you interested in gold and silver cobs recovered from the 1715 Fleet might enjoy the cover article we did for the January 2015 issue of the Numismatist. Our study of the varieties of the 1714 Mexican onza is recently published in the Journal of US Mexican Numismatic Association, where our study of the Mexican gold coinage of the 1700-1713 Mexican gold coinage is forthcoming.
If gold cobs, shipwreck or otherwise, are not to your liking, we also offer some fine cob and portrait eight reales. From a research collection we offer some very rare 1620’s Cartagena reales (soon to have the benefit of a new study by Proctor and Blanton). Please visit our Coin pages for articles on several choice mint state, mostly prooflike Mexico and Potosi 8 reales. The Aymara Hoard pieces are exceptional.
We also continue to try to acquire choice shipwreck US gold & silver from the SS Republic, SS New York, and SS Central America. A gem 1857 S from the SSCA was recently added as well as a 1857 S double eagle very rare from the SS Republic.
We at Gold Cobs want to educate you about the coins that you are interested it. We will show you the best photos our modest photographic skills permit and give you in-depth, comprehensive descriptions of the coins and their history. Take your time and feel free to ask questions. Explore our website. Whether you are an advanced collector hunting rarities, or someone just beginning to plan his collection, there are some things here that we hope will interest you.
Recently sold: this spectacular Lima 1712 Fleet set (8, 4, 2, & 1 escudos). The key to Fleet-era (1696-1714) gold sets, as many of you know, is the always rare four escudos or “media onza.” Here is another wonderful Lima set just sold, a complete set of 1710 escudos from the 1715 Fleet: