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Rare Dated Mel Fisher's Atocha 8 Reale Shipwreck Coin 14K Gold Pendant | Artifact #8428

Mel Fisher's Atocha Shipwreck Coin 8 Reale Heirloom 14K 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.


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

  • Stunning Grade: 1 - SEE ROBERT'S NOTE BELOW
  • Denomination: 8 Reale
  • Date: 1620
  • Assayer: "T" 
  • Mint: Potosi, Upper Peru - Present Day Bolivia
  • Ruler: King Philip III of Spain
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K 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 LARGE 8mm - FITS TORTUGA 6.5MM Anchor Chain
  • Pendant size including bezel: Size: 1 5/8" Across, 2 1/4" Tall - the width of a silver dollar - Luxury weight 14K gold bezel

Robert's Notes: WOW! Sweet Grade 1! Stunning 16Z0 date, with a super rare extra "0" after the 16Z0. This is not a double strike. "Z" for "2".

The Treasure Salvor's Certificate only has 2 digits "Z0" for the date, but all four are visible, which is really cool and makes it much more rare. SEE BELOW about early accuracy on COAs.

Excellent, deeply struck and well centered cross. Sweet P mint mark, "+T" Tapia assayer's initials, "oVIII" (8) denomination, and retrograde "P" (unique to Tapia assayer) for PHILIPPVS (Philip III of Spain). 

  1. Beautiful full cross and shield detail.
  2. Less common, single photo style embossed Certificate sometimes issued to investors.
  3. Nice thick planchet. This piece is stunning in hand. 
  4. Virtually uncirculated, with some sea wear... this coin was gently removed from the inside of the remains of a treasure chest.
  5. Rare and very collectable, 1985 Mother Lode discovery original investor's payout Certificate of Authenticity. With its historic, original first issued official  corporate seal embossed Treasure Salvor's, Inc certificate issued in 1986. The Certificate is what we call "treasure hunter memorabilia."  
  6. It is NOT a modern "Recertification" Certificate
  7. This is one of the finest Atocha coins that one can acquire.  

We treasure hunters call pieces like these "Key West Dog Tags." Sidle (if there's no horse, it's sidle) up to an oyster bar and you will turn heads!

Having worked with Atocha "Golden Crew" members for decades (those who stuck with Mel through thick and thin until they hit the "mother lode"), 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 mother lode, 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.

This coin comes with its original, historic Treasure Salvor's, Inc., raised seal Certificate issued in 1986. Long before Mel Fisher and his dedicated crew "hit the mother lode," 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.

All of this info will be included with our extensive documentation package that come with your pendant.

For more on Mel Fisher and Atocha, click here>

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Your Atocha Shipwreck Piece of Eight Pendant Comes Complete with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. Original Embossed Sealed Mel Fisher Signed Treasure Salvors Atocha Certificate of Authenticity issued in 1986
  3. 10 Page Historic Brief about the Potosi Mint researched and written by Robert
  4. A frame-able artist's rendering of Atocha created from the original shipwright's plans for Atocha
  5. An archival photo of what a salvaged "treasure chest" looks like filled with thousands of coins
  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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