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    RARE DATED 1715 Fleet Shipwreck 1 Reale Piece of Eight 14K Gold Necklace - Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Collection | Artifact #5866

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    The One Reale - or "Piece of 8" and a Rare Mel Fisher 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 "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: RARED DATED 1711 (in red circle)
    • Denomination: 1 Reale
    • Mint: Mexico City, Nueva Espana (present day Mexico)
    • Ruler: King Philip V of Spain
    • Coin Metal: Silver
    • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold
    • Metal Smith: Robert Lewis Knecht
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 5.8mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
    • Obverse (Front): The Florenzada Cross
    • Reverse: (Back): The shield of King Philip V of Spain
    • Pendant size including bezel:  3/4" Across, 1 1/2" Tall - the diameter of a U.S. quarter

    Note from Robert: Stunning and VERY rare, dated 1711 one reale. This coin had heavy encrustation and the date wasn't visible until I conserved it. Most of the time the date at the edge was off of the planchet and isn't visible. Less than 2% of the Mexico City mint coins from "The Fleet" have visible dates.

    Beyond the visible date - the bottom of the "1" and "7," and clear "II." There are several things that make pieces like these quite unique and rare. Beautiful, well struck and perfectly centered cross and shield. Rare, top grade condition for the 1 reale denomination, gently removed and conserved from the remains of what was once a treasure chest. Only about 7% of the coins struck at this time were the 1 reale. The majority recovered from the 1715 Fleet were the large 8 reales.

    It comes with its original, sealed Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity from back in the 1970s and early '80s, during the "Glory Days of the 1715 Fleet." During this time, part of Mel's crew was searching for the Atocha off Key West (they discovered it in 1985).  

    This is true Treasure Hunter memorabilia - rare and valuable.

    Additional Coin and Certificate details: Shipwreck 1 reales in this top grade condition are rare - these smaller 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. It took me many hours to gently conserve and restore this coin.

    Someone long ago believed in the magic and mystery of treasure salvage, and this was part of their return for their monetary investment probably for the 1715 Fleet treasure hunting season the previous summer. True treasure hunter memorabilia. These notes will be kept with your detailed documentation package we provide, so its provenance isn't lost to time.   

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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 with Original Seal and Coin Outline
    4. 8 page Historic Brief about the Mexico City mint by Robert Lewis Knecht 
    5. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
    6. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
    7. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
    8. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
    9. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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