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SS 1622 Atocha Treasure 8 Reale recast coin Pendant
Availability: sold out
GOLD/METAL TYPE: Sterling
Description:This coin is a recast of a Spanish treasure ship coin using GENUINE ATOCHA SILVER from an ingot found from the Atocha shipwreck.The coin pendant is a Silver Spanish 8 Reale from a Silver ingot that was recovered by Mel Fisher in 1980.The pendant weighs 16 grams and will fit up to a 10mm chain.The pendant comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The Atocha was a Spanish treasure ship that sank in 1622, just two days after leaving port.Down with the ship went a fortune in silver and gold bars, emeralds, personal jewelry, along with hundreds of thousands of treasure coins.Spain searched for its ship for 70 years before finally giving up.Not until 1985 was the treasure of the Atocha rediscovered by Mel Fisher and his dedicated team.The find did not come easily -- it was at the expense of 16 years of planning, almost $10 million dollars in equipment, and the lives of three divers.