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RARE DATED Mel Fisher's Atocha 2 Reale Shipwreck Coin 14K White Gold Pendant | Artifact #8342

Mel Fisher's Atocha Shipwreck Coin Rare 2 Reale Heirloom 14K White Gold Pendant

In the world of shipwreck treasure coins, Mel Fisher's Atocha Shipwreck Treasure Coin Jewelry reigns supreme!

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

FOR PENDANT SIZE SEE COIN DETAILS BELOW

Atocha is the most famous Spanish galleon in shipwreck history! Mel Fisher spent 16 years searching for her... and every day he would tell his divers: “Today’s the Day!”  Years of trials and heartbreak were endured, along with attacks by the State and Federal government, who wanted to claim what Fisher found along the way.  At last, one fateful morning in 1985 he hit the “mother load...” millions upon millions in glittering Spanish silver and gold!

Your Atocha Shipwreck Treasure Coin Pendant

  • Grade 1 -not noted on certificate - SEE NOTES BELOW
  • Denomination: 2 Reale (Very rare denomination)
  • Date: 1616-1617
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru - Present Day Bolivia
  • Assayer: "M" Juan Sanchez Mejia - first dated coin, 1617
  • Ruler: King Philip III of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K White Gold 
  • Obverse (Front): The Greek Cross 
  • Reverse: (Back): The shield of the King of Spain
  • Articulating  Nautical Shackle Bail Interior Diameter: Will accommodate chain or leather necklace up to 6.2mm 
  • Pendant size including bezel:  1 1/8" Across, 1 5/8" Tall - Pendant diameter a few millimeters wider than a U.S. quarter

Robert's Notes: This is a stunning piece! While it wasn't noted on the Certificate, is is a stunning Grade 1 quality (SEE NOTES BELOW).

Sweet 1617 date. "M" assayer is the first to start dating coins in 1617. And most dates on the edge aren't visible. Partial ET INDIARVM (Indies) and ANO (year) on edge. Again, this usually isn't visible.

"P" mint mark, "M" assayer, "II" denomination, and Philip "III" king's ordinal.   

2 Reales are extremely rare and desirable from the Atocha, and incredibly difficult to acquire. Only a very small percentage of coins onboard Atocha were the 2 reales. 

Due to their smaller size, they didn't survive the harsh saltwater environment as well as the large 8 reales did. This one has a sweet centered cross, and beautiful shield. it was removed from the inside of the remains of a treasure chest.  

Most of the treasure on board Atocha was the silver dollar sized 8 reales. Atocha coins are becoming very difficult to source, and we are excited to be able to offer this stunning quality coin at this price. It is difficult for photos to capture how beautiful this coin is in hand. 

NOTES ON THIS ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY: This coin comes with its original, historic Treasure Salvor's, Inc., raised seal Certificate issued in 1986.

This is not a modern re-certification. 

Long before Mel Fisher and his dedicated crew "hit the mother load," someone believed in Fisher and the magic and mystery of searching for a lost Spanish galleon. When the Atocha was discovered, Fisher gave this coin and others to that investor as part of their return on investment. It has been safe-guarded in a safe deposit box since it was issued.

Having worked with Atocha "Golden Crew" members for decades (those who stuck with Mel through thick and thin until they hit the "mother load"), when the rum is flowing, stories of the "good ol' days" in Key West surface.

I often chuckle when I see the grading on Atocha coins, because I remember living and diving for treasure in the Keys back then. First, the discovery of the Motherlode, and then the massive undertaking of conserving, grading and certifying a galleon-full of treasures. It was a crazy time, and often the grade – and even the coin details – were not as accurate as one would like. The reality is, it’s one more fascinating reflection of a magical time in this treasure’s history.

For more on Mel Fisher and Atocha, click here>

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

Your Atocha Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. Original, Historic Mel Fisher Treasure Salvors Sealed Certificate of Authenticity Issued in 1986
  3. A frame-able artist's rendering of Atocha created from the original shipwright's plans for Atocha
  4. An archival photo of what a salvaged "treasure chest" looks like filled with thousands of coins
  5. 10 Page Full Color Potosi Mint Historic Brief by Robert 
  6. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
  7. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book signed by Golden Crew Member Capt. KT Budde-Jones
  8. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
  9. Mini Museum Display for when you are not wearing your treasure
  10. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

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Questions? Confused? Looking for a gift? We're experts at matching treasure to people. Give us a call at 503.436.1626, join us on Live Chat, or drop us an email at treasure@cannonbeachtreasure.com.