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RARE Pirate Era circa 1578 Unknown Shipwreck 22K Gold 2 Escudo - the Legendary Doubloon - 18K Gold Pendant | Artifact #6844

The Legendary Pirate Era 22K Gold 2 Escudo "Doubloon" Coin Pendant

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

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No other coin is quite so legendary - or quite so regal - as the glittering 22K gold doubloon.  Desired above all other currency by kings, princesses, pirates, privateers and adventurers for centuries, this stunning example of the coin-minters art is the unquestioned treasure coin to end all treasure coins!

Gold “doubloons” and silver “Pieces of 8” have been washing up on the shores of the Bay of Cadiz for hundreds of years! This precious treasure coin was among them!

Your Cadiz Bay Gold Doubloon Pendant

  • Date minted: 1578-1592
  • Denomination: 2 Escudo "Doubloon"
  • Coin weight: 6.8 grams
  • Mint: "oT" Toledo, Spain
  • Rulers: Philip II (1556-1598)
  • Assayer: "M" in Circle - Alejo de Montoya, 1578-1592
  • Reverse (Back): The Jerusalem Cross
  • Obverse: (Front): The Royal Shield PHILPVS II around the edge
  • Coin Metal: 22K Gold
  • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold - Luxury-width bezel
  • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 6.2mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
  • Pendant Size including bezel (frame): 1 1/8" Across, 1 5/8" Tall - between the width of a quarter and 50 cent piece - see Notes below 

    Notes from Robert: STUNNING and RARE! One-of-a-kind specimen. Toledo mint is vary rare compared to Seville. And even more rare being an unknown shipwreck piece. Toledo's coins are highly sought after due to their quality, visual appeal, and the fact that fewer were struck compared to Seville.

    Note the slight golden tint in the crevices on both sides. When I conserved the coin, I left this in place as this happened during the time it was on the bottom of the Bay. It's part of its story. Pretty cool.

    It is really hard to see another coin more perfectly struck than this. I rarely see such a deeply struck centered cross. Virtually uncirculated. A specimen of this quality ranks in the top 2-3% of what is available in the world.

    Beautiful cross, shield, mint mark "oT" and "M" in Circle assayer's initials, "II" clear denomination... amazing condition for its age. Partial visible HISPANIARVM Latin for SPAIN. Most of the time this falls off the edge of the planchet.

    This coin is probably minted from some of the first gold to come out of the New World colonies on Spanish galleons. Shield design elements indicates the King’s realm: Castile and Leon; Jerusalem and Navarre; Aragon and Sicily, Granada.

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    We can never know the individual stories of the gold escudos discovered on the shores of Cadiz Bay, but when we consider the dates the coins were minted, we certainly can extrapolate a few things.  The gold from which the escudos are minted is more than likely from New World mines, and was transported as bullion bars, since the first gold coins were not minted in Mexico City until 1622, when Atocha made her fateful journey. 

    For nearly 300 years Cadiz Bay was a major port for Spanish treasure galleons departing and returning from the New World - hundreds sank in the bay over these centuries. In 1587 the British privateer Sir Frances Drake sailed into the Bay of Cadiz and attacked the Spanish Armada that was preparing to attack England. The coins in our Cadiz Bay collection that date prior to Drake's attack may be from some of those galleons! Storms and other battles sank later galleons.

    Your Gold Doubloon Pendant Comes Complete with:

    1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
    2. A Detailed, Full Color, 3-Page Photo Certificate of Authenticity (with your exact coin) Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
    3. Nine page full color Spanish Gold Historic Brief by Robert
    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 

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