Atocha 4 Reale Shipwreck Coin circa 1600 in Sterling Necklace | Artifact #: 8357

In the world of shipwreck treasure coins, Mel Fisher's Atocha reigns supreme!

Atocha is the most famous Spanish galleon in shipwreck history! Mel Fisher spent 16 years searching for her... and every day he would tell his divers: “Today’s the Day!”  Years of trials and heartbreak were endured, along with attacks by the State and Federal governments, who wanted to claim what Fisher found along the way.  At last, one fateful morning in 1985 he hit the “mother load...” millions upon millions of dollars worth of glittering Spanish silver and gold! Fisher's discovery and other salvor's Spanish galleon discoveries, research and archaeology before him are responsible for most of what we now know about the Spanish galleon fleets, and the Spanish Main.

Your Shipwreck Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: Circa 1600
  • Denomination: 4 Reale (rare denomination - only about 12% of the coins minted at this time were 4 reales)
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present-day Bolivia)
  • Ruler: King Philip III or IV of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Artist: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 1-1/4" Across, 1-1/2" Tall (about the size of a U.S. 50 cent piece)
  • Obverse (Front): The Crusader’s Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King Philip IIII of Spain

Note from Robert: This is part of what we call the "Old Timer's Collection." These coins are part of the old-time divers divisions, and their Mel Fisher Treasure Salvors certificate had gotten lost along the way. We certify these coins (which are often some of the first discovered) and price them at the same price as our other shipwreck coins - a great value for a genuine Atocha treasure. And this one has a wonderful shape and a beautiful sea wear that has lots of eye appeal.

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Your Atocha Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. A framable artist's rendering of Atocha created from the original shipwright's plans for Atocha
  4. An archival photo of what a salvaged "treasure chest" looks like filled with thousands of coins
  5. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  6. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  7. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  8. A Gift Box
  9. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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