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Spanish "Cross and Shield" 1 reale silver cob coin. Item#: 81981. Circulated condition, this coin was minted at the
Saville Mint in Spain, (assayer P). Cob coins were minted at many Spanish Main Land and Spanish colonial New World mints.
They were hand manufactured by cutting blanks from crudely cast bars of refined silver or gold and hand hammered between
crudely engraved dies. Each is unique in shape and strike. Once in circulation, some people nibbled at the coin to get a
little silver from each coin then put it back into circulation. They would then melt the collected bits of silver and reuse or sell it.
This coin features the Hapsburg shield of the Atocha time period.
It was known in Mexico as Maquina de papalote y cruz (windmill and cross money).

Colonial Spain 1785 half real silver coin Mexico KM 69.2a. Item# 98682.
Colonial Spain coin minted in Mexico 1785. Pictured is King Carlos III of Spain (1760-88). Also used as the U.S. half dime.
The F and M are the Mexico City mint's assayers' initials (Antonio Forcada y Plaza). The Mexico City mintmark is an M with a small o over it.
The Latin countries called him Carolus. 17 mm in diameter in silver.

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Here is an example of the stamps I will trade for.
CDS are canceled date stamps where the cancellation stamp clearly shows the day, month, year, and location where the stamp was canceled.

As you can see, the cds (circular date stamp) is readable in day, month, year, time, place. Not all countries include a time, so if no time is shown, it will still be accepted. Any cds in which you cannot read the place, day, month, year is of no use to me. Duplicated postage stamps are welcomed as long as the cancels are different. If I receive a cds that is not readable in any of the 4 items, it will not be considered as part of the trade and I will consider the stamp as a gift so make sure you can read the 4 items before including the stamp in a trade. Trading stamps will be on the Scotts 2013 catalog value of the postage stamp. Postage costs will be paid by each sender and not included as part of the trade. If at all possible I will try to trade stamps equal in issuing year. That is, if you want one of my stamps issued in 1908, then your cds should also be around the same time period. You can send me a list of my items you want to trade for, but include high resolution scans of your offerings (photos don't show accurate details), I retain the discretion of which of my stamps on your list will be traded.
My current wish list for trading