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Princess Louisa Shipwreck 1742 Spanish Silver 1 Reale Piece of Eight Necklace | Artifact #3104

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Some of the Most Beautiful Coins Ever Minted - Rare, Dated and One-of-a-Kind

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

Ships like Princess Louisa were the largest, and the most beautiful, in the British merchant marine and were only rivaled by the larger galleons of Spain and Portugal. They had evolved during the 130 years that England had been trading with the East and were now big, but graceful ships; strong, fast, well-armed and eminently suited for the long and dangerous passages they had to make.

But treacherous currents, combined with inaccurate charts, sealed Princess Louisa's fate in the shallow shoals of the Cape Verde Islands. Like most trade ships of her day, the trade coinage she was loaded with were Spanish, not British. 


Your Princess Louisa 1 Reale Shipwreck Piece of Eight

  • Date: Circa 1742
  • Denomination: 1 Reale
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia)
  • King: Philip V
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold & Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Pendant Size: 1" Across, 1 1/2" Tall (Perfect pendant size - About the size of a U.S. quarter)
  • Obverse (Front): The Crusaders Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars and Waves (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)

Robert's Notes: This Princess Louisa silver 1 Reale is a rare example of the famed "Piece of Eight" of this era; deeply struck, beautifully dated (see the "742"), and with a stunning cross and pillars and wave design.

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Your Princess Louisa Shipwreck Coin Necklace Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Customized, Full Color, Multi-Page Photo 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. A Gift Box
  7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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