Scottsdale Omnia 1 oz Silver Round
Ahoy! Scottsdale hits the high seas with this throwback coin stylized with a modern flair. The Scottsdale Omnia 1 oz Silver Round is a tribute to Spanish minted cob coins, which were widely circulated during the 16th ‑ 18th centuries. You may know them by their more popular name, doubloons, which are forever associated with pirates and Spanish conquerors. The original cob coins were somewhat crudely struck and trimmed by hand. The rough inconsistencies of these old cobs continue to fuel their enduring numismatic popularity to this day. However, we are very excited to see this striking new Scottsdale Omnia 1 oz Silver Round released in tribute to the old doubloons!
History of the Spanish Cob
Cob coins, minted by Spanish conquerors in Mexico beginning in the 16th century, are considered the first coins minted in the Americas. According to World Numismatics, the name “cob,” is believed to come from the Spanish cabo de barra, or “end of bar.” This references the fact that these coins were cut from the end of gold or silver bars instead of the slower method of rolling out a bar into a specific thickness. If the cut coins were too heavy, the minter simply cut a piece off, thus the irregular shapes found on these coins. These cobs were also known as “pieces of eight,” because the Spanish dollar coin was worth eight reales and could be cut into eight pieces to make change.
Stunning Tribute ‑ Striking Design!
The obverse of this Scottsdale Omnia 1 oz Silver Round features in the center inset a large cob-era cross, finely engraved in rich detail. At the rim is wide, decorative double-band, and the inscriptions, “1 TROY OZ. SILVER 99.9% PURE” at the top. At the bottom rim is the Latin phrase “IN OMNIA PARATUS,” which means “Prepared for all things.”
Filling the reverse field is the distinctive Scottsdale crowned lion head, intricately detailed. The border features the same design as the obverse but with “SCOTTSDALE MINT” interrupting the quadrilateral border elements along the bottom rim.
These stunning Scottsdale Omnia 1 oz Silver Rounds are a great addition to any collection. They also present a wonderful opportunity to make history come alive as you share the story behind this new release with your children. Discover much more about the historical coins that inspired this new release by visiting:Succinct History of Cobs.
- Scottsdale Omnia 1 oz Silver Round.
- Contains 1 troy oz of .999 fine Silver.
- Obverse: Features a large cob-era cross encircled by a wide, decorative rim-band with the inscriptions, “1 TROY OZ. SILVER 99.9% PURE . IN OMNIA PARATUS.”
- Reverse: Proudly displays the Scottsdale Mint’s distinctive crowned Lion Head filling the field, encircled by a decorative rim-band, with “SCOTTSDALE MINT” inscribed at the bottom rim.
- Made in the USA by Scottsdale Mint.
Scottsdale Mint stands tall as one of the most highly regarded and globally recognized private mints in the industry. A U.S. based company, Scottsdale made an unflinching commitment to quality consistency in every step of their business and manufacturing processes. With ISO 9001 certification, they are prepared to bring together innovation, creativity, quality, and efficiency into their finished products. Investors in precious metals demand the finest and the Scottsdale hallmark provides the name and backing for peace of mind!
Scottsdale is often envied by their peers for some of the most stunning and unique series designs in the private sector. The impeccable skill of their creative staff is clearly displayed with each new coin released. Though other mints may envy, Scottsdale customers anxiously await each release of their favorite series! Their anticipation is never disappointed.
Scottsdale Mint has also established themselves in the global market. Providing creative design and minting services to smaller nations around the world, they produce those countries’ legal tender bullion coinage.
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