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    300 Year Tricentennial Discovery 1715 Fleet Shipwreck 22K Gold Bogota 2 Escudo Doubloon Pendant with Royal Pedigree | Artifact #9827

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    In the world of shipwreck treasure coins, 1715 Fleet Gold Doubloons reign supreme!

    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 gold Spanish "cob" shipwreck treasure coins.

    Robert has decided to release one of his "sweetie pies" as he calls them; a stunning and rare Bogota, Columbia, 2 escudo gold doubloon recovered on the exact day the 1715 Fleet met its fate 300 years before. The provenance on this coin is extremely rare... see Robert's Note below.

    While our 1535 Cadiz Bay doubloons are stunning and very rare, what is even more desirable is a legendary doubloon recovered from the 1715 Fleet - every treasure diver's (and arm-chair treasure hunter's) dream coin.

    Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin

    • Date: Circa 1710
    • Denomination: 2 Escudo 
    • Coin Metal: 22K Gold
    • Coin Weight: 6.8 grams
    • Mint: Bogota, Colombia
    • Assayer: Not visible
    • Ruler: King Charles II Spain - SEE Robert's Notes Below
    • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold
    • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King of Spain
    • A rticulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 6.2mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
    • Pendant size including bezel: 7/8" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - nice thick piece the width of a quarter

Robert's Notes: Exquisite and rare. Deeply struck cross and shield. 

    It's hard to get a more unique and perfect gold shipwreck coin. Add to that, it was recovered on July 31, 2015, exactly 300 years after the 1715 Fleet met its fate. It is called the Tricentennial Hoard, and comes with its official Queens Jewels original Certificate of Authenticity. 


    The discovery location of most of the 1715 Fleet coins have been lost to time ever since the Fleet started to be worked in the early 1960s. 

    For this coin, we know the exact site (Corrigans), and the exact date, and who found it. it is also certified by the company that owned the 1715 Fleet salvage lease lease with Florida. 

    On July 31st, 1715, the Spanish treasure fleet heading home to Spain was caught in a devastation hurricane, and went to the bottom along Florida's East Coast. Thousands of gold coins were recovered from The Fleet through the 1960s to the late 1980s. Then for the next 30 years, a single discovery here, or a small grouping of 3 or 4 gold doubloons coins there.

    But on July 30 and 31, 2015 the S/V Capitana discovered 350 gold coins exactly 300 years (to the day) after they were lost. The "Fleet" was again giving up her king's bounty.

    The discovery made headlines world wide.

    According to the State of Florida Research Coin Collection, most escudo gold cobs ("doubloons") recovered from the 1715 Fleet were minted in Mexico City, Mexico. Less than 8% of the gold coins in their collection were minted in Bogota, Colombia (like this coin). 

    This is in the top 1% of what is available in the world! I set it in a luxury width and weight 18K gold bezel. It has a stunning, deep strike, completely uncirculated.

    This gold coin is true 1715 Fleet royalty! 

    UNIQUE HISTORIC BACKGROUND FOR THE COIN'S SHIELD: Why is there a Charles II shield on a coin minted during the reign of Philip V? In November of 1700, Charles II of Spain (German Habsburg dynasty) died with no heir. Charles willed the Spanish throne to his nephew, 16 year old Philip of Anjou, grandson of France's King Louis XIV. But since Philip was from the Bourbon French side of royalty (instead of the Habsburg, which Charles II and previous Spanish kings had been), England, the Netherlands and other European countries feared that Spain (with its new World gold and silver) would unite with France, which had the largest land army, and they would "conquer the world." This began the War of Spanish Secession. 

    While other Spanish colonial mints changed the royal shield on their coins to Philip V's, Colombia kept the shield on most of their coins to Charles II well into the reign of Philip V. There are no "official” mint documents explaining why, we speculated that the folks at Bogota, Colombia, where that gold piece was struck, kept on using Charles II Shield on the coins until Philip agreed to renounce his (or his heir's) claim to the French throne and was officially recognized as king of Spain. It took 13 years to sort this out, as the War of Spanish succession didn’t end until 1714. 

    There are references to the war in the movies The Deep and Fool's Gold. 

    To maintain this coins unique provenance and value, all of this information will be included in the detailed Certificate of Authenticity and documentation package that comes with it. SEE BELOW for additional documentation that comes with the special coin.

    What does Real or Escudo mean?  

    Real means "Royal" in Spanish and denoted SILVER coins - "piece of 8" is a nickname for the Spanish 8 real (reale, or plural, reales), or its smaller denominations as they were often cut down into smaller sizes to make change. Reales were minted in 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 real denominations. 

    Escudo means "Shield" in Spanish and denoted GOLD coins -  "doubloon" is the nickname for the 2 escudo, or in Spanish doblon back then. Today, we often refer to all Spanish colonial gold coins as "doubloons" until we need to get specific about the denomination. Escudos at this time were minted in 1, 2, 4 and 8 escudos

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    Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Queens Jewels Certificate of Authenticity, with Florida artifact inventory yellow tag
    3. An additional 3 Page Full Color Certificate of Authenticity Explaining it rarity, Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    4. RARE Vintage 1967 "Treasure of the Spanish Main" auction booklet 
    5. "PIECES OF EIGHT" by Kip Wagner
    6. 8 Page Gold Doubloons of Spain historic Brief by Robert
    7. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    8. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
    9. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    10. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasureA Gift Box
    11. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card