Rare 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Dated 1687 1 Reale Piece of Eight 14K Gold Necklace - the Cobb Coin Company Collection | Artifact #3862

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The One Reale - or "Piece of 8" and a Rare Cobb Coin Company Certificate!

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

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 silver Spanish "cob" shipwreck treasure coins.

Crudely minted cob coins - short for cabo de barra, or "from the end of the bar," each has it's own unique shape - and combined with the sea wear and stunning patinas, each is a small work of art!

Your 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Treasure Coin

  • Date: Circa 1687
  • Denomination: 1 Reale
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru (Bolivia)
  • Ruler: King Charles II of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
  • Size: 1" Across, 1 3/8" Tall - Diameter of a US quarter - perfect pendant size for a lady or gentleman
  • Obverse (Front): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Reverse: (Back): Pillars and Waves

Note from Robert: This is a beautiful dated 1687 Potosi mint coin. It is cool as it comes from a decades old "investor" collection with its original Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity from back in the 1980s, during the "Glory Days of the 1715 Fleet" (SEE VIDEO BELOW ABOUT THIS CERTIFICATE) During this time, part of his crew was searching for the Atocha off Key West (they discovered it in 1985). 

Most of the coins recovered from "The Fleet" were minted in Mexico City. In comparison, Potosi, Bolivia mint coins are extremely rare. This one has a nice cross, full "PLUS ULTRA" ("More Beyond the Pillars of Hercules")... and best of all a clear date: 1687. And who wouldn't want a Certificate of Authenticity from Mel Fisher's Cobb Coin Company - True Treasure Hunter memorabilia! It also comes with our detailed, multi-page Certificate of Authenticity, a copy of Coins of the Lost Galleons and all the other goodies!

Shipwreck one reales like this one are rare as it is - these small coins are at the mercy of the ocean unless they are protected either in a conglomerate ("clump") of coins that was once a treasure chest, or attached to an "EO" Encrusted Object usually containing iron objects that were part of the ship's fittings, and act as a sacrificial metal, protecting the coin from the harsh salt and heavy wave action environment).

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

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed, 3 Page Full Color Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity
  4. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  5. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
  6. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  7. A Gift Box
  8. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card