1823 Spanish 8 Reale Pirate "Piece of Eight" Portrait Dollar Necklace | Artifact #3432

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The Pirate Piece of Eight - Buried Treasure for the Treasure Hunter in All of Us!

Please Note: This is an authentic Spanish 8 Reale Piece of Eight Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

When we think of the treasure coins of pirate lore, the silver Spanish colonial coins of Central and South America immediately come to mind. Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago, Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (Blackbeard), John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd used "Pieces of Eight" to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

Spanish Portrait Dollars like this one are sometimes called "America's First Silver Dollars" as the newly-formed United States of America based their monetary system on the legendary Reales of the Spanish Empire. In fact, this very coin was legal tender in the United States until right before the US Civil War. The coins are .90 fine silver and feature the portrait of the king on one side, and the regal Pillars of Hercules and Spanish Crown and Shield on the other.

Your Spanish Portrait Dollar Treasure Coin

  • Date: 1823
  • Denomination: 8 Reale
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (Present Day Bolivia)
  • Ruler: King Ferdinand VII of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Articulating Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
  • Size: 1 3/4" Across, 2" Tall   OF SPECIAL NOTE: This is a full 8 Reale - the largest denomination of the legendary Piece of 8. It is the size of a USA silver dollar - a true statement piece.
  • Obverse (Front): The portrait of the king
  • Reverse: (Back): The pillars, crown and of Spain

Your Spanish Pillar Dollar Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed,10 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  4. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  5. A Gift Pouch
  6. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card