Mexico: 1711, Gold 1 Escudo. oXM-J. "Cross Crosslet". 1/10th ozt.
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Caribbean Treasures - 1715 Fleet Collection.
Museum Quality Hammer Struck reproduction. Traditionally made using the lost art of die sinking and planchette production by the Spanish Colonial Mints.
This listing is for the coin only. For jewelry, please see our jewelry line.
Cross Crosslet (Cross of Axes)
3.4 grams in solid 22 karat gold. (Or 3.11 in 24k). <\B><\I>
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One of two famous designs of the Original Style Bourbon gold coinage of Philip V from Mexico City. One of the toughest denominations to find from any mint, is the 1 Escudo. Each coin is made using the exact same techniques employed by the original die sinkers of the Mexico City Mint during this period and hand hammer struck in solid 22K gold. These are not cast copies but modern reproductions made following the strict steps taken by the original mint moneyers - which was a highly guarded secret that we worked for years to understand and master.
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This famous design is perhaps one of the most recognizable reverse types in the OSB type 1 coinage, because the 1715 Fleet was carrying aboard many coins of this design. So many of these coins survived until modern times, however their mintage was rather short lived 1711-1713. This design shows large Fluer de Lis in between the spaces of the cross, inside of a unique Celtic cross style border within a pelleted border surrounded by the legend HISPANIARVM.ET. INDARVM.REX +. Unlike silver coins, the gold issues of Mexico do no use a Florenzada cross, or Fluery cross. Instead, in place of the castles and lions, the fluer de lis are inside the cross vs at its ends. This was done intentionally (by all the mints) so that the designs of gold and silver coinage would not be mistaken and to prevent cheats from gold washing silver coinage.
The obverse <\B>is a type 1 OSB shield, dated 1711 that was used from 1702 - 1712. It carries within it's quadrants each of the Spanish kingdoms, including Granada (which would be dropped from the coin design the following year) in the same design style as the original 1711 issue. Mint mark of oXM (MeXicO) and assayer mark J left, Roman numeral I laying horizontal right of the shield inside a border of pellets surrounded by the legend PHILIPPVS . V . D . G. 1711 . and crown above. We did our best to recreate the elements of this 1711 issues. The smallest details, such as the Fluer de lis, birds, lions etc are the same style as the punches used in 1711. It is a museum quality piece. And a lot of hard hard work went into it.
These are ideal for jewelry, such as pendants, earrings, rings etc. These coins are on average just larger than a US dime, but in a variety of shapes and sizes, with the Galano / Royal strikes just bigger than a US nickel. Because each coin is hammer struck, no two are the same in shape, strike or size. Meaning that like the real thing, no two are exactly alike. This means you can create a jewelry that is unique to each piece you create unlike the the same old boring cast copies and especially the 3D printed junk that is now being sold for absurd amounts of money by those who only care about the money. Our work is a labor of love and respect of the original artisan moneyers. We learn from them, so we can keep their tradition alive.
If you are a Bullion collector who is looking for that true treasure feel, these 1/10th ozt fractional artisan pieces will provide that true treasure feel.
Each coin is accompanied by a certificate of craftsmanship.
If you wish for a specific shape, or style you may also let us know. Royal Strikes are special strikes, and struck in 5 grams of gold vs the std tenth ozt. So they are not included in the std pricing. But can be found at the bottom of the drop down menu for an additional fee.
The special limited edition 1715 Fleet commemorative issues will contain authentic silver from the 1715 fleet.
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Every coin is catalogued and databased for public record to prevent any misuse of these reproductions. Each coin is discreetly marked with a reproduction mark and an optional 22K (or 24k) on its edge (simply let us know in notes upon check out). It should go without saying, but do remove the markings and please do not try and ever pass these off as authentic. You will be caught. Respect the work for what it is and enjoy it.