1710, 2 ESCUDOS. Coin Strike Number 2. 24k GOLD, 7.81 Grams. Struck 9.26/19. First one in .9999 Gold. Sharply struck 1/4 ozt 24k Gold Doubloon. Proof. Mint Struck. 7.81 grams actual weight. 9/26/19. 24K strike#1, sequential strike No 2. 24140192619-002 #gold #bullion #doubloon #24kgold COIN RING MADE FROM THE FIRST COIN RINGER! Potosi: 8 Reales 1690, VR "COB" coin ring. Reproduction cob coin by SAM. Ring made by O'Shea Coin Rings. This photo was taken by Jim Wilson, at the Corrigans wreck site (1715 Fleet). This is the only doubled sided 8R Treasure Cob coin ring out there. Hopefully we will again have these made. #SAMCOINS Treasure Salvor Carl Fishmer, admiring one of our Potosi Heart Pendants at the treasure hunters cookout.
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Pile of freshly minted, .999 Silver, 1ozt Treasure cobs.
Capt. Carl "Fizz" Fismer admiring one of our 1690 Potosi hearts worn by the wife of a friend. Those hearts are what got this whole thing rolling many years ago on Spanish St and gave us our official name (which carries a lot of meaning btw). We have not offered them in a while - as they are difficult to make. But they are returning and will be found under weekly deals on the website. A real one of these btw, costs around 35-50 grand. They were produced in the mint of Potosi, Bolivia (only) as in those times the towns patron saint was San Agustin (Saint Augustine) who's saintly symbol is the flaming heart. The mint began to produce them in the late 1600s, but by the reign of Philip V was producing many of them. It's said that during his coronation celebration in Potosi heart shaped coins were thrown into the crowds. Who knows if that really happened. All we know is, that they are not Ex Voto offerings as previously believed, but special cobs produced by the mint to honor the saint of their town. It's ironic, we struck our very first ones in St. Augustine Florida - long before this information was discovered as to the real reason they were produced. But we soon learned and, The St. Augustine Colonial Mint House name became permanent - though shortened to SAM or SATCM these days. #samcoins
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New! 1711 Mexican Gold Escudo Reproduction "Royal" upon the custom hand sunk dies by our master die sinker.
Piles of freshly struck treasure cob silver 8 Reales. This was one of the most fun series we've ever done and it continues to be the most popular. Which is why we went ahead and took the liberty to make brand new dies to keep the series going. #SaintAugustineMint #StAugustineMint #SAM #coindies #Artisan #coinmint #SATC #SAMCOINS #Artisan #Handmade #reproductions
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Want a gold coin, or silver coin with genuine Shipwreck Silver? We do exactly that! Get a limited edition 1715 Fleet, gold escudo in solid 22k Gold that was alloied with pure Spanish Colonial (Mexico City Mint) 8 Reales cob silver.
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1652, NOE-1 Pine Tree Shillings. One in a custom made St. Augustine mint bezel. Should we bring back the New England Pine Tree shilling? The obverse die was ruined early this year and while it was an ok seller, it sure was a pretty reproduction. The two here are restrikes or overstrikes on old 1800s silver quarters. Having owned the real coins when these were made, we have to say these really looked the part. But it was also a lot of work. So. Let's do a vote? Yes or No? #samcoins Hand Made, Custom engraved "Texas Rangers" Badge. Cut from a genuine Mexican 5 Peso (or 8 Reales cap and ray) coin. Texas Ranger Badges! All hand made from real Mexican silver, Cap and Ray 8 Reales and Mexican "Cuauhtemoc" Five Peso Coins. Each one slightly unique. Hand Cut, engraved and with a silver pin on the back. Just like the original Texas Ranger badges (yes these are 100% legal). Keep an eye on our page as we will be offering a few new ones soon.
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