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    Mel Fisher's Atocha Grade One 4 Reale Shipwreck Coin 14K White Gold Pendant | Artifact #4540

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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 1616-1617
    • Denomination: 4 Reale (extremely rare denomination - SEE Robert's Notes)
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia)
    • Grade 1
    • Assayer: "M" 
    • 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 6.2mm
    • Obverse (Front): The Greek Cross 
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of the King of Spain
    • Pendant  Size including bezel: 1 1/2" Across, 2" Tall - pendant the diameter of a silver dollar - SEE Robert's Notes

    Robert's Notes: 4 Reales are extremely rare and desirable from the Atocha, especially with such a well centered cross. "M" assayer tells us this coinwas struck between 1616 and 1617.

    Unique and rare size. As the predecessors to U.S 50 cent pieces, the diameter and weight of 4 reales is the same. However, this 4 reale is unique! While its 13.2 grams weight is correct, this coin was struck on a wider, thinner planchet... slightly wider than a 50 cent piece. Very few have been recovered from Atocha like this. 

    Beautiful Grade 1 full cross and shield.  This means the coin was gently removed from the remains of a treasure chest. Most of the treasure on board Atocha was the silver dollar sized 8 reales. Atocha coins are becoming very difficult to source, and we are excited to be able to offer this stunning coin at this price.

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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 Certificate of Authenticity
    3. 10 page Potosi Mint Historic Brief by Robert 
    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