FREE U.S. Shipping - We Ship Worldwide!
503.436.1626 | Palm Coast, Florida | email: Treasure@CannonBeachTreasure.com | Blogs | Videos | Contact Us
Shop by Shipwreck
Shop Buried Treasure
Shop by Era
New treasures emerge from our Conservation Lab and Studio throughout the week!
Add a sterling or steel chain or leather cord for your treasure!
Ancient Bronze Celtic Ring Money Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings & Bracelets
Pirate Chic - Our Exclusive Collection of Pierced Spanish Pieces of Eight
Ancient Roman Glass Jewlery - The Tiny Treasures of the Once Mighty Empire
SAVE 20% on a chain or leather cord when you purchase any treasure. Use coupon code: CHAIN
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG
The Treasure Hunter's Gazette Online!
VIEW OUR VIDEOS
Join our hunt for sunken and buried treasures!
We add new blogs and videos weekly - join our email list below for quick notification!
April & Robert Lewis Knecht: 30+ years of experience & leadership
QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT ANSWERS!
OUR DOCUMENTATION PACKAGES ARE UNPARALLELED
Every treasure comes with a professionally researched and written Certificate of Authenticity & Documentation Package
ALL ABOUT CANNON BEACH TREASURE COMPANY
Learn more about the world of Private Curatorship
$ 1,250.00 USD Size Guide
Please Note: This is an authentic Consolacion Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.
FOR PENDANT SIZE SEE COIN DETAILS BELOW
But tying shipwreck coins to actual pirates is rare – most treasure galleons sank due to hurricanes, poor navigation or lack of upkeep. But the Treasure of Isla de Muerto (The Treasure of Dead Man’s Island) is the exception… for her cache of glittering treasure went to the bottom because of – yes, you guessed it – PIRATES!This Piece of Eight, salvaged from the wreckage of the doomed Spanish galleon Consolacion, is especially rare – very few 1 Reales were minted compared to the larger, silver-dollar-sized 8 Reale.
Robert's Notes: Beautiful, well preserved detail - including a clear, defined date "56" for 1656. Rare POTOSI mint name on the edge. Most of the time this falls off the edge of the planchet. P mint mark and E assayer's initials. It is a wonderful specimen from this fascinating shipwreck.
While each coin does not have every detail, the most striking feature is the two upright “pillars” which represent the Pillars of Hercules; the waves below, the Atlantic Ocean. Starting in the 10 o’clock position there is a “P” for Potosi, next is a number for the denomination. Next is the assayer’s initial. The two or three numerals above the center wave are the date. Through the center runs the phrase PLV SVL TRA – “Plus Ultra” – More Beyond the Pillars of Hercules. On the reverse is the crusaders cross, with lions and castles in the four quadrants representing the early Spanish kingdoms of Leon and Castile. Coins minted in the 1700s will have three digits, i.e. 737 for 1737.
Learn more about the Consolacion shipwreck and pirates... click here>
LEARN HOW TO READ YOUR PILLARS AND WAVES COIN HERE>
To see our complete collection of Spanish "Piece of Eight" treasure coins, click here>
Fast Shipping Monday - Friday
Family Owned & Run
Call Us - We're Here to Answer Questions! 503.436.1626