Spanish Cob - Reign of Carlos II - Dated 1680 - 1/2 Reales

  • Reign: Carlos II
  • Denomination: 1/2 Reales
  • Mint: Lima, Peru 
  • Assayer: Not Visible
  • Date: 1680
  • Weight: 1.78 gm
  • History: The Spanish empire of the early 17th and 18th centuries was the leading producer of most of the world's coinage.  Important Spanish mints and mining operations were then located in Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Columbia, and Mexico City. 
  • Seventy percent of the Spain's monetary system was produced in the colonies at that time. Spain's currency was so accepted around the world that it became the trade currency of the day.

COB-1680

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