1715 Fleet Shipwreck 2 Reale Piece of Eight 18K Gold & Sterling Silver Necklace - the Frank Vaughn Collection | Artifact #3466

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From Our Exclusive Frank Vaughn Collection - a Rare 1715 Fleet Potosi 2 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 it's 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: 1701
  • Denomination: 2 Reale
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru, (present day Bolivia)
  • Assayer: "M"
  • Ruler: King Philip V of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold & Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
  • Size: 3/4" Across, 1 1/2" Tall  (Slender, the diameter of a US quarter, very pleasing shape)
  • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): Pillars and Waves

Note from Robert: Very rare mint for 1715 Fleet coins. Really nice cross and full "PLVS VLTRA" - This 1715 Fleet 2 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. 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! Most of the coins recovered from the 1715 Fleet were minted in Mexico City. This one was minted in Potosi, Upper Peru.

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

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  4. Frank Vaughn NASA Article
  5. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  6. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  7. A Gift Box
  8. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card