1598 Spanish 2 Reale Pirate "Piece of Eight" Sterling Silver Necklace | Artifact #5221

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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: This is an authentic Spanish Reale Piece of Eight Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant 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 Coin

  • Date: circa 1598-1615
  • Denomination: 2 Reale
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia)
  • Assayer: "RL"
  • Ruler: King Philip III of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Size: 1 1/8" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - Just a bit wider than a US quarter, perfect pendant size for a pirate queen or king
  • Obverse (Front): Greek Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The Royal Shield

Robert's Notes: This is a beautiful shield type cob, minted between 1598 and 1615. Nice cross, and very clear shield of Philip III. 

Your Spanish Cob Coin Pendant Comes 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. A Gift Box
  7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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