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    1536 Unknown Shipwreck 22K Gold 1 Escudo - the Legendary Pirate Era Doubloon 18K Gold Pendant | Artifact #9311

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    This Spanish Shipwreck gold Escudo, or Doubloon, was recovered from Cadiz Bay...

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


    No other coin is quite so legendary - or quite so regal - as the glittering 22K gold doubloon.  Desired above all other currency by kings, princesses, pirates, privateers and adventurers for centuries, this stunning example of the coin-minters art is the unquestioned treasure coin to end all treasure coins!

    Gold “doubloons” and silver “Pieces of 8” have been washing up on the shores of the Bay of Cadiz for hundreds of years! This precious treasure coin was among them!

    Your Cadiz Bay Gold Doubloon Pendant

    • Date minted: 1535 -1556
    • Denomination: 1 Escudo "Doubloon"
    • Coin weight: 3.4 grams
    • Mint: Granada, Spain
    • Rulers: Charles & Joanna "la loca"
    • Assayer: "*" Star "estrella" - very rare assayer's mark
    • Reverse (Back): The Jerusalem Cross
    • Obverse: (Front): The Royal Shield KAROLVS & IOANA around the edge
    • Coin Metal: 22K Gold
    • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold - Luxury-width bezel
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 6.2mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
    • Pendant Size including bezel: 1" Across, 1 1/2" Tall - the width of a U.S. quarter

      Note from Robert: One-of-a-kind specimen - almost uncirculated. Stunning cross and shield, rare mint, and visible IOANA ET KAROLVS (Joanna and Charles) around the edge. most ofthe time this falls off the edge and isn't visible. Four pointed "star" in assayer's initials position... VERY RARE.  

      On stunning coins like these I do a luxury width 18K gold frame that gives it a regal look and feel.

      Amazing cross and condition for its age. Considering the circa of this coin, it is fun to ponder if this coin was on one of the galleons that was sunk by Drake’s fleet in 1587.

      This coin is minted from some of the first gold to come out of the Spanish colonies. Shield design elements indicates the King’s realm: Castile and Leon; Jerusalem and Navarre; Aragon and Sicily, Granada.

      For more information on our Cadiz Bay treasure doubloons, click here>

      To see our complete collection of Spanish "Piece of Eight" treasure coins, click here>

      We can never know the individual stories of the gold escudos discovered on the shores of Cadiz Bay, but when we consider the dates the coins were minted, we certainly can extrapolate a few things.  The gold from which the escudos are minted is more than likely from New World mines, and was transported as bullion bars, since the first gold coins were not minted in Mexico City until 1622, when Atocha made her fateful journey. 

      For nearly 300 years Cadiz Bay was a major port for Spanish treasure galleons departing and returning from the New World - hundreds sank in the bay over these centuries. In 1587 the British privateer Sir Frances Drake sailed into the Bay of Cadiz and attacked the Spanish Armada that was preparing to attack England. The coins in our Cadiz Bay collection that date prior to Drake's attack may be from some of those galleons! Storms and other battles sank later galleons.

      Your Gold Doubloon Pendant Comes Complete with:

      1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
      2. A Detailed, Full Color, 3-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity (with your exact coin) Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
      3. 8 Page full color Gold Doubloons of Spain Historic Brief researched and written by Robert
      4. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
      5. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
      6. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
      7. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
      8. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card