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Rare 1715 Fleet Shipwreck 22K Gold Bogota 1 Escudo Doubloon Pendant with Royal Pedigree | Artifact #9826

In the world of shipwreck treasure coins, 1715 Fleet Gold Doubloons reign supreme!

Please Note: This is an authentic 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

FOR PENDANT SIZE SEE COIN DETAILS BELOW

One of the most famed treasure fleets of all time, the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet yields some of the most stunning examples of early 1700's gold Spanish "cob" shipwreck treasure coins.

Robert has decided to release one of his "sweetie pies" as he calls them; a stunning and rare Bogota, Columbia, 1 escudo gold doubloon recovered just two years and a few days before the 300 year anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Fleet . The provenance on this coin is extremely rare... see Robert's Note below.

While our 1535 Cadiz Bay doubloons are stunning and very rare, what is even more desirable is a legendary doubloon recovered from the 1715 Fleet - every treasure diver's (and arm-chair treasure hunter's) dream coin.

Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: Circa 1694-1701
  • Denomination: 1 Escudo (Rare denomination - see Robert's Notes)
  • Coin Metal: 22K Gold
  • Coin Weight: 3.4 grams
  • Mint: Bogota, Colombia 
  • Assayer: ARCE
  • Ruler: King Charles II Spain
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold
  • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King of Spain
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 6.2mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
  • Pendant size including bezel: 3/4" Across, 1 1/4" Tall - nice thick piece (nickel), and the width a millimeter smaller than a nickel.

Robert's Notes: Exquisite and rare. Deeply struck cross and shield. Partially visible ARCE. most of the time this falls off the edge of the planchet.

It's hard to get a more unique and perfect gold shipwreck coin. Add to that, it was recovered within 2 years and a few days of July 31, 2015... the Tricentennial of the sinking of the Fleet on July 31, 1715.

Pedigree:

The discovery location of most of the 1715 Fleet coins have been lost to time ever since the Fleet started to be worked in the early 1960s. 

For this coin, we know the exact site (Corrigans), and the exact date, and who found it.

After persevering, and searching the ocean bottom for years where the 1715 Fleet met its fate, the crew of S/V Capitana struck gold! The date was July 17, 2013. In a small crack in the cocuina (limestone or broken shell bedrock), they discovered a stunning 51 one escudo coins. One escudo coins are VERY rare to find on the 1715 Fleet, let alone 51 of them. The coin were struck under both Charles II (1665-1700) and Philip V (1700-1746), and were produced at the Mexico City, Colombia and Peru mints.

This coin is part of what is known as the "2013 One Escudo Pile" and is certified by Queens Jewels, the company that owned the lease from the State of Florida at that time. The story was reported world wide.  

According to the State of Florida Research Coin Collection, most escudo gold cobs ("doubloons") recovered from the 1715 Fleet were minted in Mexico City, Mexico. Less than 8% of the gold coins in their collection were minted in Bogota, Colombia (like this coin). To make the 1 escudo listed here even more rare, of that 8% from Colombia, 88% of them were the 2 escudos. Only 12% were the 1 escudos like this coin. 

This is in the top 1% of what is available in the world! I set it in a luxury width and weight 18K gold bezel. It has a stunning, deep strike, completely uncirculated.

This gold coin is true 1715 Fleet royalty! 

To maintain this coins unique provenance and value, all of this information will be included in the detailed Certificate of Authenticity and documentation package that comes with it. SEE BELOW for additional documentation that comes with the special coin.

What does Real or Escudo mean?  

Real means "Royal" in Spanish and denoted SILVER coins - "piece of 8" is a nickname for the Spanish 8 real (reale, or plural, reales), or its smaller denominations as they were often cut down into smaller sizes to make change. Reales were minted in 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 real denominations. 

Escudo means "Shield" in Spanish and denoted GOLD coins -  "doubloon" is the nickname for the 2 escudo, or in Spanish doblon back then. Today, we often refer to all Spanish colonial gold coins as "doubloons" until we need to get specific about the denomination. Escudos at this time were minted in 1, 2, 4 and 8 escudos

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Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Queens Jewels Certificate of Authenticity, with Florida artifact inventory yellow tag
  3. An additional 3 Page Full Color Certificate of Authenticity Explaining it rarity, Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  4. RARE Vintage 1967 "Treasure of the Spanish Main" auction booklet 
  5. "PIECES OF EIGHT" by Kip Wagner
  6. 8 Page Gold Doubloons of Spain historic Brief by Robert
  7. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  8. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  9. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  10. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasureA Gift Box
  11. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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