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By: Jack
Web reference:
1. [www.ebay.com]
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16 days ago
Post: 3959
Spain
Date: 1490 - Question: Genuine?

Good Morning,

I know that this site doesn' t want more than a coin, but before buy coins from e bay I want to be sure about the genuinity: (see the web reference no. 1 on the left)


Is it possible that these coins are true for that price? I see that this seller on ebay sells a lot of them. He said to me that he used to collect these coins so he knows very well that they are true, but I don' t know if I can trust him.

Thank you very much!

 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
16 days ago
Post: 3960
From what I can see, nearly all of them look to be typical Medieval Spanish copper coins, they aren't that rare. So, I would say that in terms of authenticity, it looks to be real.

I would say individually, each could would have a rough value, assuming they are just typical Spanish coins, to be around $2 to $10 per coin, though these coins aren't highly collected in contrast to say Ancient Roman coins.

But in terms of trust, you would have to decide for yourself, such as if he would deliver all the coins in the photo, I can only provide my opinion based on the coins itself, rather then the reputability of the seller.

This would only be my opinion of the matter, as I do not have the items to physically examine it.
 
By: Jack
16 days ago
Post: 3963
Wow! You were super fast!!
Thank you so much! I thought that it might be not very rare but I love that period so I wanted to buy them!
Once I will recieve them I am going to post the most preserved one so maybe somebody can check better!

Thank you again :)
 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
15 days ago
Post: 3971
Well, my rough estimate, as I had just taken a quick look on the lot, is given presuming all the coins are common, I don't specialize in Spanish coins, but I have a rough estimate of what they can sell for.

If you can get closer photos of the better looking ones, it would be a better chance that I, or someone else can take a look at the coins.

Seeing as averagely, it is around $2 per coin, it seems to be a reasonably good deal, if you trust the seller to deliver all the coins in the photo and complete the transaction with ease, I would say it is quite a good deal.

Also, I don't think cleaning is needed for these coins, as for most of them, the dirt seems to highlight the details on the coins.
 
By: Jack
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8 days ago
Post: 4148

Hi,
I just got the coins! At the end I bought two different Lots from the same seller on e bay.
These 3 coins are all 1/2 maravedis.
I am going to post another photo of others coins .

 
By: Jack
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8 days ago
Post: 4149

Here other coins ;)

Those should be 2 and 4 maravedis

Thank you again very much;)

 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
8 days ago
Post: 4157
While Medieval coinage isn't my area of expertise, I would say that for the coin with a depiction of a castle, and on the other side, the inscriptions RS, and a crown, the description would be:

Spanish copper 'Pirate' money. Copper Cornado 'cob'. Castle with C-X to sides / Monogram under crown.

From the varieties I have seen, it would most likely have been minted by king Philip II, 1556-1598 AD.

 
By: Jack
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8 days ago
Post: 4163

Hi,

thank you for your quickly reply!

My last questions are: are these coins genuine right?
How much is the value more or less?

In attached you will find the 2 lots where I bought the coins!

Thank you again :)

 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
8 days ago
Post: 4167
As usual, I can't guarantee that the seller would be genuine.

Anyways, from what I can see, these coins seem to be genuine. I would say that an average value would be roughly at $5-15 USD per coin, especially since some of them have quite nice desert sanding surface.
 
By: Jack
8 days ago
Post: 4168
Really thank you very much.

I am so sorry, I have another (last) question!!

Could you please explain the difference between “Cob” and “Maravedis”?On the internet it seems to be not so clear.

Are these coins maravedis right?

Thank you
 
By: Joshua
Of: anciencoins.com
7 days ago
Post: 4196
If I recall correctly, the cob coins were quickly cut out from a bar of metal, so as long as they had the correct design, metal content, and weight, it was a coin, though they would be in odd shapes. And a Maravedí should have been more precisely struck. Basically, the cob would be a odd shaped lump of metal with details, the other one should be more well rounded. Aside from a few odd ones, I would say that the coins seen there are Spanish cobs.

No worries, I am usually free to help you out more if you want. If they did arrive safely, then it is quite a good buy for around $1-2 per coin.

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