The authentic Spanish silver piece of eight coin pendant pictured is the one you will receive. It is set into a solid 14K gold pendant bezel. This type of coin is unique in its shape and striking. Therefore no two of these coins will ever be exactly the same. Yet, amazingly, for each denomination, the weight is almost exactly the same. They were hand-made, mostly by the indigenous Indians of the New World, cut from the end of a refined silver bar, then clipped. Heated, and hand struck between two crudely made engraved dies. Filed to the exact requisite weight. Of silver, according to the denomination. They made them in denominations of 1/2, 1, 2, 4, and 8 Reales and they were called “Pieces of Eight” or Cob coins (meaning end of the bar). Depending on the mint and the era, the obverse bears the Coat of Arms of the reigning Spanish King or the Pillars of Hercules over the waves of the sea with the Latin warning: PLUS ULTRA meaning, “Spain owns all that is beyond the oceans”. The reverse usually has, in varying styles, a Jerusalem cross. This coin was recovered from the “Rimac” river in Lima, Peru. The river was the transportation from the silver mines in the New World to the ocean where they were then loaded onto the treasure galleons to be sent back to the Old World. For a period of several hundred years, residents and sailors would toss in a coin for safe passage or good fortune. Over the centuries, the mud banks of the river have captured and preserved thousands of Spanish silver coins. The item “Pirate Coin Treasure Piece of Eight Authentic 2R cob set solid 14K gold pendant” is in sale since Monday, July 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Peru”. The seller is “shipwreckersoceansalvage” and is located in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Certification: Registration No. 16738-R
- Grade: Ungraded
- Year: 1682
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Composition: Silver
- Denomination: 2 Reales
14k solid gold bezel with sterling silver coin. The entire bezel in this piece including the bail is solid yellow 14k gold. It is NOT gold filled or gold plated. You will find the quality and durability of my bezels surpass my competitors and are made to withstand everyday wear. The coin inside the bezel is solid sterling silver with a purity of. The coin inside this bezel is a reproduction of an actual shipwreck coin equivalent to “4 Reale”. Coins like this were rescued in the famous Atocha shipwreck recovery by Mel Fisher and were the target of pirates during colonial times. Please Note: this is not an authentic shipwreck or pirate coin. This is strictly a museum quality reproduction. 1.7 in Height. 1.3 in Length. Can fit up to a 5mm chain. Please note: this is not an authentic Atocha or pirate coin. This pendant comes with a leather cord and is packaged in a velvet gift box at no extra charge. All my pieces are made to order and are inspected thoroughly for quality. You can expect your pendant to match the pictures above. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Please Feel Free To Contact Me With Any Further Questions. This bezel is a custom handcrafted piece designed and crafted 100% by me. I have 25+ years experience in jewelry making. My designs are 100% original. A Little History Behind My Replica Pirate Coins. Soon after Christopher Columbus made his first expedition to the New World, Spanish ships began transporting treasure from the New World to Spain. The ships naturally became targets for pirates, who made often-successful attacks on the new ships due to their larger crews and artillery. The pirates reputations and purposefully-designed flags terrified the Spanish, leading them to surrender to the pirates much of the time. After the success of so many pirate attacks, the Spanish were forced to design a system consisting of armed galleons travelling in fleets for protection. There were two fleets each year; the most famous fleets included the 1622 and 1715 Treasure Fleets. In the 1622 Treasure Fleet, a hurricane caused an entire fleet of ships to sink, which included the famous Atocha. Pirates began to become more and more of a problem, so much that before the 1715 Treasure Fleet, the fleets were cancelled for two years. On the way back to Europe in the 1715 Treasure Fleet, another hurricane struck which sunk all eleven ships and caused more than 700 sailors’ deaths. Although pirates attacked on sea during this time, when Spanish settlers began settling in the Caribbean islands, pirates also attacked their towns. The treasure claimed by the Spanish and carried by these fleets included one-of-a-kind silver and gold coins. Modern treasure hunting techniques led to the salvage of many of these coins, mostly those associated with the Atocha. These coins represent an amazing piece of history. Order your affordable Spanish Coin Replica today! The item “Pirate Coin Replica Sturdy 14k Solid Gold Bezel Atocha Jewelry Necklace Pendant” is in sale since Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Handcrafted, Artisan Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “piratecoin” and is located in Fort Myers, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Crisol Jewelry
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Metal Purity: 14k
- Main Stone: No Stone
- Style: Pendant
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States