1715 Fleet Shipwreck Rare "LIMA" Double Dated 1696 1 Reale Necklace with Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity in 18K Gold | Artifact #3735

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1715 Fleet Shipwreck 1 Reale “Piece of Eight” in 18K Gold with Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company  Certificate of Authenticity - Rare Double Dated LIMA Mint

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

  • Dated: 1696 (Rare double dated!)
  • Denomination: 1 Reale (very rare denomination)
  • Mint: Lima, Peru (Extremely rare mint for the 1715 Fleet)
  • Ruler: King Charles II of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
  • Pendant Size: 1" Across, 1 1/2" Tall (The diameter of a U.S. quarter - perfect pendant size for women or men)
  • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): Pillars and Waves 

Note from Robert: This is one of the most stunning quality, double dated and rare Lima, Peru, mint coins that I have ever seen come off of the 1715 Fleet. It also comes with a Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity from back in the 1980s, 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 18kt 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. In comparison, Lima, Peru 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")... and best of all two clear dates: 1696. And who wouldn't want a Certificate of Authenticity from Mel Fisher's Cobb Coin Company - 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 one 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. An Original Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity
  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