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    Pirate Chic Silver 1/2 Reale Spanish Portrait Dollar - the Legendary "Piece of Eight" Necklace Dated 1817 with Genuine Apatite | Artifact #3270

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    “Pieces of Eight! Pieces of Eight!”

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

    No phrase in the English language can conjure more vivid dreams of chests overflowing with buried pirate treasures to satiate desire! And now, the most legendary coin ever minted comes out of our vaults…

    We are proud to present our Pirate Chic Collection of pierced Spanish Pieces of Eight - the legendary pirate coin!

    WE DID NOT PUT HOLES IN THESE COINS! Long ago they were pierced, sometimes to be strung together for safety from loss or pickpockets, but, more often, to be worn on bags, clothing or as jewelry, as this high-grade silver was a sign of status and distinction. Now, we have added a sterling loop so they can again be wearable pieces of history and art fit for the pirate king or queen in all of us!

    Discovered long ago, and safe-guarded in private collections, these beautiful silver coins have been in our vault for many years… until now. After being buried or cached for hundreds of years, they have been professionally conserved and curated by Robert, and are ready to became a fascinating piece of history you can wear for a lifetime.

    Your Pirate Chic Spanish Piece of Eight Necklace 

    • Type: Spanish Portrait Dollar - Reale
    • Denomination: 1/2 Reale
    • Date: 1817
    • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (present day Bolivia)
    • Coin Metal: .903 Silver
    • Gemstone: Genuine Apatite
    • Diameter: Approximately 16mm - about the size of a US dime (please see photo)
    • Obverse (Front): The Portrait of the King
    • Reverse: (Back): The Pillars of Hercules and the Arms of Leon & Castile

    What is a Piece of Eight?

    Sometimes called “America’s First Silver Dollar” because they were in daily use in the United States until right before the U.S. Civil War, Pieces of 8 - both the large 8 Reales, and the smaller denominations of 4, 2, 1, and 1/2 - were minted by the mighty Spanish empire from New World silver – and traded (and pirated) the world over. These silver coins are the famous coins of pirate lore!

    Perhaps you wonder, like we do, who pierced, wore and then stashed or lost these valuable coins… and why did they never return to retrieve them? What amazing stories could these coins tell if they could only speak?

    To view our collection of bezeled (unpierced coins framed in sterling silver and gold) and unbezeled collector specimen Shipwreck & Buried Spanish Treasure Coins, Click Here>>>

    Your Piece of 8 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. A Gift Pouch
    5. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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