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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.
For hundreds of years, small silver “Pieces of Eight” have been found in the banks and shallow waters of the Rimac River in the historic district of Lima, Peru… not too far from the colonial Santa Rosa church. Perhaps thrown from the nearby bridge, what is known is that for well over a century, courting couples would toss silver coins into the river with a wish for a happy, prosperous marriage.
Sailors, too, were said to make an offering of a Piece of Eight for safe passage on their next voyage.
Our neighbor, a native of Lima, Peru, says that the once muddy banks of the river were the perfect place for the small silver Reales to become quickly buried and protected. Discovered decades ago, our Rimac River treasures continue their journey – bringing their wish for luck and prosperity to a new generation.
Robert's Notes: Beautiful cross.
The joy of this type of Real is the depth and detail of the strike. Thick and strongly angled, each detail is highlighted in the gleam of silver. And, most of the coins in this collection, like this one, were barely circulated before they were buried!
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!
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