El Cazador Shipwreck 1754 Reale Rare Pillar Dollar Treasure Coin Pendant | Artifact #8311

Rare 2 Reale Pillar Dollar Pendant from the Shipwreck El Cazador

Spanish Pillar Dollars are considered by numismatists (including us here at Cannon Beach Treasure Co) one of the most stunning coins ever minted. A transitional currency between the rough "Cob" style Pieces of Eight, and the later Portrait Dollars" this regal design bears the Pillars of Hercules, with the Old and New World between them. The Spanish Crown rests above, under the legend: Two Become One. Most of the coins on El Cazador were "Portraits," making this coin all the more rare!

Take a trip back in time... for over 300 years the Spanish have ruled most of the Americas. Wars raged across western Europe, in part due to the struggle to own and keep the new wold.  Enter El Cazador, a Spanish Brig of War loaded with silver “Pieces of Eight” destined to relieve the failing economy of Spanish held New Orleans.  

Your El Cazador Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: 1754
  • Denomination: 2 Reale Pillar Dollar
  • Mint: Mexico City, New Spain
  • Ruler: Ferdinand VI of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold and Proprietary, Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Artist: Robert Lewis Knecht
  • Size: 1 1/4" Across, 1 3/4" Tall
  • Obverse (Front): The Pillars of Hercules, Old and New Worlds, Spanish Crown
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of Ferdinand VI of Spain

El Cazador set sail on January 11, 1784, and was never heard from again. Historians speculate that had El Cazador reached her destination, Spain may never have transferred ownership of New Orleans and the surrounding territory back to France in 1801 - a transfer that paved the way for the United States acquisition of the Louisiana territory in 1803. 200 years after El Cazador’s sinking, a butterfish trawler, Mistake, snagged her nets 50 miles south of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico. The crew held their breath as they raised what were sure to be damaged nets. Mysterious black clumps were all they found. While some crew members kicked them into the water, the cry of COINS! COINS! rang out. El Cazador, and her treasure, was found at last.

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Your El Cazador Shipwreck Piece of Eight Necklace 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. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  4. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  5. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  6. A Gift Box
  7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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