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    1715 Fleet Shipwreck Spanish 4 Reale "Piece of 8" Sterling Silver Necklace | Artifact #4187

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    A Rare Shipwreck Survivor... the 4 Reale 1715 Fleet Treasure Coin

    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 its 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 1695
    • Denomination: 4 Reale
    • Mint: Mexico City, New Spain (present day Mexico)
    • Assayer: Not Visible
    • Ruler: King Charles II of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
    • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm 
    • Obverse (Front): Florenzada Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King of Spain
    • Pendant size including bezel:  1 3/8" Across, 1 7/8" Tall - About the size of a U.S. 50 cent piece

    Note from Robert:Beautiful, fully visible cross. This piece has a really nice weight to it - not much was lost to being submerged in the ocean for almost 300 years. Rarer denomination - only about 12% of the coins minted at this time were 4 reales. The majority were the large 8 reales.

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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 Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht, who used to dive on the 1715 Fleet
    3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    4. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
    5. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    6. Min Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card