This collection is a compilation of genuine silver Spanish Cobs circa 1500-1700 AD. These cobs are what the Spaniards spent as money during their conquests of the New World and are often found in Caribbean shipwrecks and were minted in several locations: Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico. Real pirate treasure! These cobs are also what our American dollar denomination comes from. They were represented as Reales: 1/2, 1, 2, and 8. They were also known as bits: 1 bit, 2 bit, 8 bits! Common money lingo in pirate days gone by! Each cob is unique from the next. Some have the dates stamped on them and some have the mint location. Mostly shown though, is the cross and the shield. These cobs are a commemoration of my father who's been a coin collector/dealer for over 40 years! He's helped me source these amazing pieces of history!