A Cannon Beach Treasure Company Exclusive: Coins From the Personal Collection of the Salvage Captain
NOTE: Robert is just wrapping up conservation on a group of El Cazador shipwreck coins in a variety of sizes and grades. These legendary shipwreck coins are now in the studio where he will be setting them in heirloom-quality settings... it is very exciting!
If you would like to be notified when they are available, reserve your spot on the wait list by entering your email below. The El Cazador Shipwreck collection pendants will range from $290 - $800.
Rare Shipwreck Coin Pendants from the Shipwreck El Cazador
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.
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.
Learn all about the Shipwreck That Changed History, El Cazador, here>
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Your El Cazador Shipwreck Piece of Eight Necklace Comes Complete with:
- Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
- A Detailed, Multi-Page Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
- "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
- The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
- Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
- A Gift Box
- A Treasure Jewelry Care Card