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    1715 Fleet Shipwreck Spanish 8 Reale "Piece of 8" Sterling Silver Necklace | Artifact #4189

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    A Rare Shipwreck Survivor... the 8 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 "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 1710
    • Denomination: 8 Reale
    • Mint: Mexico City, New Spain (present day Mexico)
    • Assayer: Not Visible
    • Ruler: King Philip V of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
    • 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 Philip V of Spain
    • Size of pendant including bezel:  1 1/8" Across, 2" Tall  - The diameter of a U.S. silver dollar - really nice "Key West Dog Tag" pendant size, like us treasure hunters wear in Key West

    Note from Robert: Not a lot of detail, but nice weight to it for being submerged in the ocean for almost 300 years.

    Great starter "Piece of 8" or Key West Dog Tag as us treasure hunters call them.

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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. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card