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Pirate Chic Gilded Silver Half Reale Spanish Portrait Dollar Dated 1825 - the Legendary "Piece of Eight" Pendant | Artifact #6908

“Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight!” the Coins of Pirate Legend, Now (and then) a Pendant You Can Wear

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

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No phrase in the English language can conjure more vivid dreams of chests overflowing with buried pirate treasures to satiate desire! And now, the most legendary coin ever minted comes out of our vaults…

We are proud to present our Pirate Chic Collection of pierced Spanish Pieces of Eight - the legendary pirate coin!

WE DID NOT PUT HOLES IN THESE COINS! Long ago they were pierced, sometimes to be strung together for safety from loss or pickpockets, but, more often, to be worn on bags, clothing or as jewelry, as this high-grade silver was a sign of status and distinction. Now, we have added a sterling loop so they can again be wearable pieces of history and art fit for the pirate king or queen in all of us!

Discovered long ago, and safe-guarded in private collections, these beautiful silver coins have been in our vault for many years… until now. After being buried or cached for hundreds of years, they have been professionally conserved and curated by Robert, and are ready to became a fascinating piece of history you can wear for a lifetime.

Your Pirate Chic Spanish Piece of Eight Pendant 

  • Type: Spanish Portrait Reale
  • Denomination: 1/2 Reale
  • Date: 1825
  • Ruler: Ferdinand VII
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Viceroyalty of Peru (present day Bolivia)
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Obverse (Front): The Portrait of the King
  • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars of Hercules and the Arms of Leon & Castile
  • Size: 5/8" Across, 3/4" Tall - the Size of a U.S. Dime

Robert's Notes: This coin was pierced and "gilded" (covered in a thin layer of gold) at the time it was in use by someone who wore this coin hundreds of years ago - the gentle gleam of gold is still visible, giving this coin a golden glow.

What is a Piece of Eight?

Sometimes called “America’s First Silver Dollar” because they were in daily use, and were legal tender in the United States, until 1857... right before the U.S. Civil War. Pieces of 8 - both the large 8 Reales, and the smaller denominations of 4, 2, 1, and 1/2 - were minted by the mighty Spanish empire from New World silver – and traded (and pirated) the world over. These silver coins are the famous coins of pirate lore!

Perhaps you wonder, like we do, who pierced, wore and then stashed or lost these valuable coins… and why did they never return to retrieve them? What amazing stories could these coins tell if they could only speak?

To view our collection of bezeled (unpierced coins framed in sterling silver and gold) Shipwreck & Buried Spanish Treasure Coins, Click Here>>>

Your Piece of 8 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. Mini Museum Display Frame for when you are not wearing your treasure
  5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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We're Robert & April and we're here to help!

We're Robert & April and we're here to help!

Questions? Confused? Looking for a gift? We're experts at matching treasure to people. Give us a call at 503.436.1626, join us on Live Chat, or drop us an email at treasure@cannonbeachtreasure.com.

Questions? Confused? Looking for a gift? We're experts at matching treasure to people. Give us a call at 503.436.1626, join us on Live Chat, or drop us an email at treasure@cannonbeachtreasure.com.