Articulating Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
Size: 1 1/4" Across, 1 1/2" Tall
Obverse (Front): The Crusader’s Cross
Reverse: (Back): The shield of King Philip 5th of Spain
Note from Robert: This 1715 Fleet 4 Reale is from our Frank Vaughn collection! Exclusive to Cannon Beach Treasure Company, these coins were recovered during the "Golden Age" of 1715 Fleet recovery. This coin has a beautiful cross, visible assayer and is a rare denomination. Four reales made up only about 12% of the coins minted at this time.
Frank was an original investor in the Real Eight company when salvage of the Fleet was just getting started... and he happened to be in charge of the NASA's Saturn V Crawler/Transporter program back in the day. Coins from this early salvage are some of the most detailed to come off the Fleet. This coin come with an article written about Frank and his work with NASA!