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    1715 Fleet Shipwreck Mel Fisher 8 Reale Piece of Eight 14K Gold & Sterling Necklace - Cobb Coin Company Collection | Artifact #5824

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    The 8 Reale - or "Piece of 8" and a Rare Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate!

    Please Note: This is an authentic 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

    One of the most famed treasure fleets of all time, the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet yields some of the most stunning examples of early 1700's silver Spanish "cob" shipwreck treasure coins.

    Crudely minted cob coins - short for cabo de barra, or "end of the bar," each has it's own unique shape - and combined with the sea wear and stunning patinas, each is a small work of art!

    What connection does the 1715 Fleet have to Pirates: These "pieces of 8" are also the famous coins of pirate legend and lore. The Spanish quickly began salvaging their fleet. But pirate Henry Jennings amassed a crew and attacked Spanish salvage camp in early 1716. They made off with upwards of 120,000 pieces of 8. Obviously, this coin survived that raid, and lay hidden for hundreds of years on the ocean bottom, to be salvaged only a few years ago.

    Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin

    • Date: Circa 1690s
    • Denomination: 8 Reale
    • Mint: Mexico City, Nueva Espana (present day Mexico)
    • Ruler: King Charles II of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold and Proprietary Non-tarnishing sterling silver
    • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold or silver chain
    • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King Charles II of Spain
    • Pendant size including bezel:  1 3/8" Across, 2 1/2" Tall - Pendant the size of a U.S. silver dollar - We treasure hunters affectionately call this size a "Key West Dog Tag." 

    Note from Robert: Beautiful, well struck cross and shield. Unique shape, definitely the "end of the bar" a the top. I added a fun skull and cross bones as an homage to its connection to pirates. 

    It comes with its original, sealed Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity from back in the 1970s and early '80s, during the "Glory Days of the 1715 Fleet." During this time, part of Mel's crew was searching for the Atocha off Key West (they discovered it in 1985).  

    This is true Treasure Hunter memorabilia - rare and valuable.

    Additional Coin and Certificate details: Someone long ago believed in the magic and mystery of treasure salvage, and this was part of their return for their monetary investment probably for the 1715 Fleet treasure hunting season the previous summer. True treasure hunter memorabilia. These notes will be kept with your detailed documentation package we provide, so its provenance isn't lost to time.   

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    Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, 3 Page Full Color Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity with Original Seal and Coin Outline
    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

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