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    Circa 1580 Spanish 1 Reale Cob Pirate "Piece of Eight" Sterling Silver Necklace | Artifact #5475

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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 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 cob coins of Central and South America immediately come to mind. Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago, Blackbeard (Edward Teach), Henry Morgan, 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 would have used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

    Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these silver pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!

    Your Spanish Cob Treasure Coin

    • Date: Circa 1580
    • Denomination: 1 Reale
    • Mint: Mexico City, Nueva Espana (Mexico)
    • Ruler: King Philip II of Spain (1556 - 1598)
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Silver
    • Meta Smith:" Robert Lewis Knecht
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mm
    • Size: 1" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - just a few millimeters wider than a US quarter - perfect size for both a Pirate Queen or King
    • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The Shield of King Philip II of Spain

    Robert's Notes: Wonderful detail for a coin over 400 years old. Most Spanish reale cobs date to the 1600s and later. But this coin was minted in the late 1500s. Stunning condition for its age with a highly desirable centered cross and great shield detail. Only about 7% of the Mexico City mint coins were 1 reales at this time. 75% of the coins minted were the large 8 reales.

    Your Spanish Cob Coin Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, 8 Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    4. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    5. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    6. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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