Gold Cobs from the Florida shipwrecks of the 1715 Fleet & other New World wrecks. Spanish Colonial gold cobs from Lima, Mexico, Cuzco, Bogotá, and Cartagena.






PAN award (scroll down on this page)














For many years the Gold Cobs company has been working on three studies of the Spanish Colonial gold cobs series. The GOLD COBS OF MEXICO (1679-1732) is now complete in draft and we are going to put on line some chapters for discussion and comment. The print version will include more charts and detail. Several chapters of the GOLD COBS of El PERU (1696-1750) are also ready for publication. See the chapter on the 1746-51 issues below.. Excerpts from he GOLD COBS OF COLOMBIA (1622-1756) will follow.  No detailed, comprehensive study of the Spanish Colonial gold series is available to collectors and scholars, but we are in the process of trying to remedy that. Please don't hesitate contact us with comments or questions at or by phone at 480-595-1293.  



Part 1: The Jeweled Cross Series is here



Part 2: The Plain Cross Issues of 1695-1699 is here.

Part 3: The Box-End Cross Issues of 1700-1710 is here.


This video of our recent talk on the Jeweled Cross series is available on request.




 The final 8 chapters of the GOLD COBS OF EL PERU (1743-1750) are now here.





Thank you again to PAN for this literary award. We are involved with on-going archival research on the 1715 Fleet. Stay tuned. The received view, for example, that the patache of Soto Sanchez (Nieves) was loaded with Royals and much of the new 1714-15 coinage of Nueva Espana has to be wrong! or 480-595-1293




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