Weight pendant & cob 33.6 grams. The word "cob" comes from the Spanish " Cabo de Barra" which translated means end of the bar. The prescious metal planchets were sliced off the end of larger bars by hand. Since the metal was rather hard, the thickness and shape of the blanks would vary.
Once cut, the planchets were weighed. If overweight, indiscriminate edge cuts were made to trim the excess weight. As a result of the irregular thickness and lack of tremendous pressure when striking the coin, many uncirculated cobs have only a limited amount of the design evident.
The obverse of the coin has a large cross with the lions of Leon and castles of Castile around it while the reverse has the waves and pillars design. Please any questions you may have. USED AS LEGAL TENDER IN USA UNTIL 1857. The item "1500 LATE ATOCHA ERA BOLIVIA 8 REALES 8R DOLLAR SILVER COB COLONIAL GOLD PENDANT" is in sale since Saturday, May 9, 2020.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Bolivia". The seller is "purplekat928" and is located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Sri lanka.