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This Replica coin is a copy of an Authentic coin from our personal collection. We have copied the finest coinage we could find from the shipwreck with the most aesthetic strikes and detailed crosses with predominant castles and lions, and Hapsburg Shield. The coins custom bezel is sturdy and...
This Replica coin is a copy of an Authentic coin from our personal collection. We have copied the finest coinage we could find from the shipwreck with the most aesthetic strikes and detailed crosses with predominant castles and lions, and Hapsburg Shield. The coins custom bezel is sturdy and form fitted with the craftsmanship tolerances you'd expect from a high end piece of jewelry. Each coin/bezel includes a custom shackle bail that accommodates up to a 6mm chain.
Denomination: 8 Reale
Reign: King Phillip III
Weight: 25.30 G
Date: No Date
Bezel Frame: C
Bezel design: 4 Prong Plain
Authenticity: Atocha Reproduction
Coin Composition: 999 Fine Silver
Coin art options are virtually unlimited, whether existing designs from out Inshore, Offshore, Reef or Nautical Collections or something custom from scratch if you can dream it we can creat it.
We carry both Authentic and Replica Atocha and other shipwreck coins, to inquire about authentic coins and custom designs contact us directly via email. Every coin and bezels is customizable with almost any design you can imagine in your mind and we love doing custom pieces.
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About the Atocha
On Spetember 6th 1622, only 2 days after leaving Havana harbor 8 of the 28 vessels in the Tierra Firma fleet would succumb to their ill gotten fate wrecking in a hurricane along the Florida Straights from the Marquesas to the Tortugas, just 30 miles from Key west. The Atocha was a Spanish treasure galleon and the most widely known vessel of the Tierra Firme flota, departing Havana Harbor setting sail for Spain on September 4th 1622. Formally known as The “Nuestra Señora de Atocha” (translated to Our Lady of Atocha ) was affectionately named for a holy shrine in Madrid, Spain. Built in Havana harbor for the Spanish crown under King Phillip III in 1620. Thje Atocha was rated at 550 tons, with an overall length of 112 feet, a beam of 34 feet, and a draft of 14 feet. The Atocha was a heavily armed Spanish galleon that served as the “almirante” or rear security for the Spanish fleet trailing behind the flota to prevent and deter attack from the rear. For the voyage the Atocha alone carried 24 tons of silver bullion in 1038 ingots, 180,00 pesos of silver coins, 582 copper ingots, 125 gold bars and discs, 20 bronze cannon and 1,200 pounds of silverware cargo which estimates range between $250 and $500 million, including silver from Bolivia, Peru and Mexico, gold and emeralds from Colombia, and pearls from Venezuela.
The Expedition and Salvage
In 1969 American treasure hunter Mel Fisher, began searching for the wreckage of the Atocha finding bits and peices of treasure along the way including significant portions of her wrecked sistership the Santa Margarita in 1980. On July 20th 1985, 16 years after lauching the expedition Mel Fisher had found the motherlode and the rest as they say was history… well, after a lengthy court battle.
About the Coins
The salvaged coins from the wreackage both gold and silver, were largely minted in Potosi, Bolivia primarily between 1598 and 1621 (under King Phillip III), although earlier dates were represented as well including some dating back into the 16th century. Denomination of “Spanish Cobb” coins range from (low) 1/2 reale to (high) 8 reale, (1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8). The prescribed weight of an 8 reales silver coin being 27.47 grams, and each lower denomination weighing exactly half of the next larger denomination. Prodominent features on the King Phillip II/III coinage are the Hapsburg Shield on the obverse and a cross with castles and lions in the quarters on the reverse, the assayer's mark(T,Q,M)) who struck the coin and mintmark (P,M,L) where it was struck. This particular coinage is crudely struck and almost never compleely legible even under the best circumstances not have been sitting at the bottom of the ocean for a few hundred years. The grading of Atocha coins takes many variables into consideration, but mostly enviromental damage.
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