1715 Fleet Shipwreck Spanish 4 Reale "Piece of 8" Sterling & 18K Gold Pendant - the Frank Vaughn Collection | Artifact #: 8387

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From Our Exclusive Frank Vaughn Collection - a Rare 4 1715 Fleet 4 Reale

Please Note: This is an authentic 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

One of the most famed treasure fleets of all time, the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet yields some of the most stunning examples of early 1700's silver Spanish "cob" shipwreck treasure coins.

Crudely minted cob coins - short for cabo de barra, or "from the end of the bar," each has its own unique shape - and combined with the sea wear and stunning patinas, each is a small work of art!

Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: Circa 1710
  • Denomination: 4 Reale
  • Mint: Mexico City, New Spain
  • Assayer: "J" Jose Eustaquio de Leon
  • Ruler: King Philip V of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold & Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 1 1/4" Across, 1 1/2" Tall
  • Obverse (Front): The Crusader’s Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King Philip 5th of Spain

Note from Robert: This 1715 Fleet 4 Reale is from our Frank Vaughn collection! Exclusive to Cannon Beach Treasure Company, these coins were recovered during the "Golden Age" of 1715 Fleet recovery. This coin has a beautiful cross, visible assayer and is a rare denomination. Four reales made up only about 12% of the coins minted at this time.

Frank was an original investor in the Real Eight company when salvage of the Fleet was just getting started... and he happened to be in charge of the NASA's Saturn V Crawler/Transporter program back in the day. Coins from this early salvage are some of the most detailed to come off the Fleet. This coin come with an article written about Frank and his work with NASA!

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Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, 3 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht, who used to dive on the 1715 Fleet
  3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  4. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  5. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  6. A Gift Box
  7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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