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On September 20, 1641, the Spanish treasure fleet set sail for Seville, Spain, from Havana, Cuba, loaded with tons of silver Pieces of Eight from New World mines. On the 28th, the fleet was hit by a massive hurricane, and the fleet was tossed by the towering waves and scattered.
Badly damaged, Nuestra Señora de La Pura y Limpia Concepcion was abandoned by the fleet and left to fight for her survival alone. With makeshift sails, she desperately sought a safe harbor. But on October 31 she ran aground on a reef in the middle of the Caribbean, 70 miles from land. The reef would become the famed Silver Shoals...
Her legend grew, whispered in dark corners of taverns throughout the Spanish Main and West Indies... and treasure hunters searched for her for 337 years. Then in 1978, teamed with world renowned Spanish scholar, Jack Haskins, Burt Webber, Jr. discovered the coral entombed remains of Concepcion... and a king's ransom in Spanish silver.
Much of that silver was in the form of crudely minted "cob" coins - the legendary Pieces of 8, each with their own unique shape. Combined with centuries of sea wear and stunning patinas, each is a small work of art - a Limited Edition of one. This silver coin is from Burt Webber's personal salvors' division.
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Notes from Robert: Very nice cross and shield detail. The "sea wear' condition of this coin suggests it was gently removed from the edge of a clump of coins, the remains of a treasure chest.
It has the distinctive "scoop" shape Concepcion coins are famed for - a wonderful example from this legendary wreck. A true treasure hunter "Key West Dog Tag" - sidle (if there's no horse, it's sidle) up to an oyster bar, and you will turn heads!
Presenting our Exclusive Legacy Collection of Concepcion Pieces of Eight: You don't get any more rare and collectable than our exclusive Legacy Collection. This silver Piece of Eight was part of Burt Webber's personal salvors' division - we are so thrilled to have acquired this collection from the early days of Concepcions' salvage.
It not only comes with our multi-page detailed Certificate of Authenticity, but also an original Certificate issued in 1979 by Webber, his conservator Henry Taylor III, and Cesar Ivan Feris Iglesias, president of the Dominican Republic Underwater Archaeology Commission... true treasure hunter memorabilia.
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