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Took My New Nox 800 To The Jungle This Week

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Just a quick update on the 2 cobs I found with my new Equinox 800 that are photographed earlier in this thread:

The 1/2 real (medio) is most likely a Philip IV (mid 1600s) variety just from the cross but it is so dark I'll need to use electrolysis to confirm. Could also be  Charles II or Philip V era.

I wasn't optimistic that I could get an ID on the cut or broken cob, but it turns out that you can see the assayers mark- the 3 vertical circles to the left of the shield in the photo. It's from the Seville, Spain mint and they don't know the name of the assayer (only his mark) but the consensus is that he worked in the 1520s. Probably one of the first cobs dropped in this area of the Americas. This is pre-Peru and no American mints were even open yet! Not too bad for my first week with the Equinox.

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Find some more!!!! Look forward to more pictures.

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