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    Pirate Era 1700s Spanish 1/2 Reale "Piece of Eight" Sterling Silver Earrings with Genuine Rubies | Artifact #4900

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    The Shinning Silver "Piece of Eight" of Pirate Legend... Buried Treasure for the Treasure Hunter in All of Us!

    Please Note: These are authentic Spanish Reale Pieces of Eight Treasure Coins, and you will receive the exact earrings in the photographs and description.

    When we think of the treasure coins of pirate lore, the silver Spanish colonial coins of Central and South America immediately come to mind. Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago, Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (Blackbeard), John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

    Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these silver pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!

    Your Spanish Cob Treasure Coins

    • Date: circa late 1690s to early 1700s
    • Denomination: 1/2 Reales
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia)
    • Ruler: King Charles II, Philip V of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
    • Precious Gem Stone: Genuine Rubies 
    • Obverse (Front): Jerusalem Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): Monogram of the king of Spain
    • Earring size including bezel and "drop": 3/4" wide 1 3/4" tall - the width of a dime, "drop" from the ear hole to the bottom of the earring

    Robert's Notes: Beautiful crosses. The joy of this type of Real is the depth and detail of the strike. Thick and strongly angled, each detail is highlighted in the gleam of silver. This size coin was a small denomination "market money" back then. 

    Your Spanish Cob Coin Earrings Come Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed,10 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    4. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
    5. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    6. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card