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    Mel Fisher's Atocha 8 Reale Shipwreck Coin 14K White Gold Necklace | Artifact #5871

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

    Please Note: This is an authentic Atocha Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

    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 government, 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 in glittering Spanish silver and gold!

    Your Shipwreck Shipwreck Treasure Coin

    • Date: Circa 1580-1622
    • Mel Fisher Treasure Salvors/James Sinclair Certificate of Authenticity Certificate - SEE NOTES BELOW for this very interesting Certificate
    • Denomination: 8 Reale
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru - Present Day Bolivia
    • Ruler: King Philip III of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K White Gold
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 5.8mml
    • Obverse (Front): The Greek Cross 
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King of Spain 
    • Pendant Size including bezel: 1 1/2" Across, 2" Tall - pendant the diameter of a silver dollar 

    Robert's Notes: Nicely centered cross. This is a really cool piece and VERY interesting provenance. The coin insert # SR-478 indicates this coin's discovery pre-dates when Mel and his crew "hit the mother-load" in 1985. It is from the 1975 Florida State Division when Florida had forced Fisher to turn over 25% of what they found. Fisher fought for 8 years in court and won in 1982 to keep all of the treasure he and his crew discovered. The Certificate is personally signed by James Sinclair who was Fisher's archaeologist (along with R. Duncan Mathewson III), and was in charge of the conservation lab. For us, it is a really cool piece of treasure hunter memorabilia. The coin was recovered from what came to be know as "The Bank of Spain" which was a small deposit of treasure that the Atocha dropped before she was pushed into deeper water by a second storm. 

     

    All of these notes will be with your piece so that its unique provenance isn't lost to time.

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    Your Atocha Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. Official Mel Fisher Treasure Salvors/Sinclair Atocha Certificate of Authenticity
    3. 10 Page Potosi Mint Historic Brief by Robert Lewis Knecht
    4. A frame-able artist's rendering of Atocha created from the original shipwright's plans for Atocha
    5. An archival photo of what a salvaged "treasure chest" looks like filled with thousands of coins
    6. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    7. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
    8. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    9. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    10. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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