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    RARE Pirate Era Circa 1749 22K Gold Four Escudo - the Legendary Doubloon - 18K Gold Pendant | Artifact #7376

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    The Legendary Pirate Era 22K Gold 4 Escudo "Doubloon" Coin  Pendant

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

    When we think of the treasure coins of pirate legend and lore, the first thing that comes to mind is the gold “doubloon.” Doubloons, or Escudos (which means shield in Spanish), are the gold coins to satiate desire. From kings and queens, to merchants, adventurers, and yes, pirates and privateers, the gold Escudos, along with their counter parts, silver “Pieces of 8,” fueled the world  economy for some 300 years.

    Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago; Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (Blackbeard), John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.

    Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these 22K gold (24K is pure gold) pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!

    Your Pirate Era Gold Doubloon Pendant

    • Date: Circa 1749 -1750
    • Denomination: 4 Escudo 
    • Coin weight: 13.1 grams 
    • C oin Metal: 22K Gold
    • Mint: "FS" Santa Fe de Bogota, Columbia (RARE MINT)
    • Rulers: Ferdinand VI (1746-1759)
    • Assayer: "R" Sebastian de Rivera
    • Reverse (Back): The Jerusalem Cross
    • Obverse: (Front): The Royal Shield King of Spain
    • Bezel Metal: 18K Gold - Luxury-Gauge 2.5MM wide bezel
    • Articulating Nautical Shackle Bail with a 6.2mm inside diameter large enough to fit a high quality gold chain
    • Pendant size including bezel: 1 1/8" Across, 1 5/8" Tall - Pendant the width s of a 50 cent piece

      Note from Robert: Beautiful one-of-a-kind specimen. Besides this being a stunningly beautiful coin, with a full cross and shield, it has a deeply struck cross. We just don't see 4 escudos much these days. 

      This coin's Luxury Weight 18K gold setting is hand-hammered to perfection. Hand-crafted using the same techniques and hand tools used by the minters of the coin itself, it is a true masterpiece of gold-smithing. Because only historic techniques and hand tools are used, this setting is completely unique - an heirloom piece of artisan jewelry that can be worn every day.

      It is also from a VERY rare mint; Santa Fe de Bogota, Columbia. 

      Note visible "HISPANIARVM" Latin for Spain. Also very visible "FS" mint mark, "R" assayer's initials. Most of the time we can't see these details as they fall off the edge of the planchet. 

      This coin was struck in Columbia, South America, but was found in Spain. It would have made its way to Spain in the Captain's cabin on a Spanish galleon. 

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

      Your Gold Doubloon Pendant Comes Complete with:

      1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
      2. An 8 Page, Detailed, Full Color, Photo Certificate of Authenticity (with your exact coin) Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
      3. "Pieces of Eight" Historic Brief
      4. The Coins of the Lost Galleons Book
      5. Treasure Hunters Gazette Booklet
      6. Mini Museum display for when you are not wearing your treasure
      7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card