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    1640 Pirate Era Spanish 1 Reale "Piece of Eight" Sterling Silver with Emerald Pendant | Artifact #7843

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    The Pirate Piece of Eight - Buried Treasure for the Treasure Hunter in All of Us!

    Please Note: This is an authentic Spanish 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 1640
    • Denomination: 1 Reale
    • Mint: Mexico City, Nueva Espana (Mexico)
    • Ruler: King Philip IV of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Gem stone: Emerald Grade A
    • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
    • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): Shield of the King of Spain
    • Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2mm
    • Pendant size including bezel: 3/4" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - the diameter of a nickel

    Robert's Note: Beautiful piece with deeply struck cross and shield. 

    I like to use emeralds on Spanish coins as many of the Spanish galleons were carrying emeralds mined in the high Andes Muzo region of Columbia.

    Your Spanish Cob Coin Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, 8 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    4. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    5. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    6. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card