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February 2017 Treasure of the Month

Our featured treasure for February is this rather unassuming artifact that, while modest in appearance, is of extreme rarity. This item is an original “riel” strap for making cob planchets. The odd shape of Mexican cob coinage is a well-known characteristic of these coins. This leads to the question of how these coins were actually made and why

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