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    Pirate Era Circa 1592 22K Gold Two Escudo - the Legendary Doubloon - 18K Gold Pendant | Artifact #7655

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    The Legendary Pirate Era 22K Gold 2 Escudo "Doubloon" Coin  Pendant

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

    When we think of the treasure coins of pirate legend and lore, the first thing that comes to mind is the gold “doubloon.” Doubloons, or Escudos (which means shield in Spanish), are the gold coins to satiate desire. From kings and queens, to merchants, adventurers, and yes, pirates and privateers, the gold Escudos, along with their counter parts, silver “Pieces of 8,” fueled the world  economy for some 300 years.

    Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago; Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (Blackbeard), John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

    Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these 22K gold (24K is pure gold) pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!

    Your Pirate Era Gold Doubloon Pendant

    • Date minted: Circa 1592
    • Denomination: 2 Escudo "Doubloon"
    • Coin weight: 5.5 grams (SEE NOTES BELOW)
    • Mint: "S" Seville, Spain
    • Rulers: Philip II (1556-1598)
    • Assayer: "B" Juan Vicente Bravo (1592-1611)
    • Reverse (Back): The Jerusalem Cross
    • Obverse: (Front): The Royal Shield PHILPVS II
    • Coin Metal: 22K Gold
    • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold - Luxury-Gauge hand hammered wide bezel
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 6.2mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
    • Size including bezel: 1" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - Pendant width is the width of a U.S. Quarter

      Note from Robert: Beautiful, detailed one-of-a-kind specimen. A stunningly beautiful coin, with a full cross and shield, "S" Seville mint mark, "II" denomination and visible assayer's initials "B." on shield side. 

      What makes this coin even more interesting is, it is 1.2 grams lighter than its official weight. It is supposed to be 6.7 grams. It was found like this. That means someone back at the time the coin was in circulation either "clipped" it to make change (that's how they made change), or they clipped a little gold off and kept it for themselves, hoping no one else would weigh it at the time of exchange. The other definite possibility is that while it has been "clipped" it would have been a part of a larger group of coins, which would have been weighed as a whole. Therefore, it didn't matter if it was a little light. 

      This coin is stunning and deeply struck coin., with a beautiful centered cross and crisp shield. We created a hand-hammered luxury weight 18K gold bezel for it, that gives it a regal look and feel. I use 18K as most of the coins and jewelry from this time period were 22K to 24K (pure) gold.  

      Shield design elements indicates the King’s realm: Castile and Leon; Jerusalem and Navarre; Aragon and Sicily, Granada. 

      To see our complete collection of Spanish "Piece of Eight" treasure coins, click here>

      Your Gold Doubloon Pendant Comes Complete with:

      1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
      2. A Detailed, 8 Page Full Color, Photo Certificate of Authenticity (with your exact coin) 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. Mini Museum display for when you are not wearing your treasure
      7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card