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1715 Fleet Shipwreck Rare Dated 1682 2 Reale Necklace with Mel Fisher Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity | Artifact #3106

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1715 Fleet Shipwreck 2 Reale “Piece of Eight” in 14K Gold With Original Mel Fisher Signed Certificate of Authenticity

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 "from the 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!

And this cob is something extra-special! Recovered when Mel Fisher of Atocha fame owned the lease on the 1715 Fleet, this coin comes with a hind-signed certificate signed by Mel himself!


Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: 1682
  • Denomination: 2 Reale (very rare denomination)
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia) Extremely rare mint
  • Ruler: King Charles II of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
  • Pendant Size: 1 1/8" Across, 1 5/8" Tall (Perfect pendant size for women or men - Slightly smaller than U.S. 50 cent piece)
  • Obverse (Front): The Crusader’s Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): Pillars and Waves design (The Pillars of Hercules and Waves of the Atlantic Ocean)

Note from Robert: This is one of the most stunning quality, full dated and rare Potosi, Upper Peru (Bolivia), mint coins that I have ever seen come off of the 1715 Fleet. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity personally hand-signed by Mel Fisher himself back in the 1970s, during the "Glory Days of the 1715 Fleet." (SEE VIDEO BELOW ABOUT THIS CERTIFICATE) During this time, part of his crew was searching for the Atocha off Key West (they discovered it in 1985). That is why I bezeled it in 14kt gold, giving it a regal look and feel, fit for a king or queen... or pirate!

Most of the coins recovered from "The Fleet" were minted in Mexico City and were the large eight reales. In comparison, Potosi, mint coins are extremely rare, especially in this high quality condition. This one has a stunning cross, full Pillars and Waves and "PLUS ULTRA" ("More Beyond the Pillars of Hercules"), all thee Assayers initials "V" and all three "P" Mint marks ... and best of all a clear date: 1682. And who wouldn't want a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Mel himself! True Treasure Hunter memorabilia! It also comes with our detailed, multi-page Certificate of Authenticity, a copy of Coins of the Lost Galleons and all the other goodies!

Shipwreck two reales like this one are rare as it is - these small coins are at the mercy of the ocean unless they are protected either in a conglomerate ("clump") of coins that was once a treasure chest, or attached to an "EO" (Encrusted Object usually containing iron objects that were part of the ship's fittings, and act as a sacrificial metal, protecting the coin from the harsh salt and heavy wave action environment).

 

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

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. A Hand-Signed Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Mel Fisher
  4. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  5. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  6. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  7. A Gift Box
  8. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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