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Please Note: This is an authentic Concepcion Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.
On September 20, 1641, the Spanish treasure fleet set sail for Seville, Spain, from Havana, Cuba, loaded with tons of silver Pieces of Eight from New World mines. On the 28th, the fleet was hit by a massive hurricane, and the fleet was tossed by the towering waves and scattered.
Badly damaged, Nuestra Señora de La Pura y Limpia Concepcion was abandoned by the fleet and left to fight for her survival alone. With makeshift sails, she desperately sought a safe harbor. But on October 31 she ran aground on a reef in the middle of the Caribbean, 70 miles from land. The reef would become the famed Silver Shoals...
Her legend grew, whispered in dark corners of taverns throughout the Spanish Main and West Indies... and treasure hunters searched for her for 337 years. Then in 1978, teamed with world renowned Spanish scholar, Jack Haskins, Burt Webber, Jr. discovered the coral entombed remains of Concepcion... and a king's ransom in Spanish silver.
Much of that silver was in the form of crudely minted "cob" coins - the legendary Pieces of 8, each with their own unique shape. Combined with centuries of sea wear and stunning patinas, each is a small work of art - a Limited Edition of one. This silver coin is from Burt Webber's personal salvors' division.
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Notes from Robert: WOW! Stunning, deeply struck cross and shield with visible "oM" Mexico City mint mark, and "P" assayer's initials and "8" denomination. It's hard to get anymore beautiful than this. Luxury weight 14K gold bezel. The condition indicates it was gently removed from inside the remains of a treasure chest.
The largest denomination minted by the Spanish, this 8 Reale has the distinctive "scoop" shape Concepcion coins are famed for - a wonderful example from this legendary wreck.
Us treasure hunters affectionally call these "Key West Dog Tags" - sidle (if there's no horse, it's sidle) up to an oyster bar wearing this, and you will turn heads!
Presenting our Exclusive Legacy Collection of Concepcion Pieces of Eight: You don't get any more rare and collectable than our exclusive Legacy Collection. This silver Piece of Eight was part of Burt Webber's personal salvors' division - we are so thrilled to have acquired this collection from the early days of Concepcions' salvage.
It not only comes with our multi-page detailed Certificate of Authenticity, but also an original Certificate issued in 1979 by Webber... true treasure hunter memorabilia.
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