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Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5

Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5
Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5
Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5

Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5   Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5
It is a beautiful example of a Potosi 8 Reale T assayer struck by the well known and famously dyslexic Juan Ximenez de Tapia. This particular coin has an extremely strong cross and a beautiful patina of ocean tarnish on the reverse. Unfortunately, this coins certificate was stolen, however, it was from the "TM" division, which stands for Ted and Leah Miguel! Miguel, who is usually the first signature on an original COA, and Ted Miguel, are credited with creating the grid system used by Mel Fisher's team on the waters off the Florida Keys that led to the discovery of the treasure. Ted and Leah were given first choice of the coins secondary only to the Investors, and Mel Fisher himself.

This is exceptional example, and it is easy to see why it was selected from the bunch. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha ("Our Lady of Atocha") was the most famous of a fleet of Spanish ships that sank in 1622 off the Florida Keys while carrying copper, silver, gold, tobacco, gems, jewels, jewelry, and indigo from Spanish ports at Cartagena, Colombia, Porto Bello in New Granada and Havana bound for Spain. An unfortunate series of complications kept the Atocha in Veracruz before she could rendezvous in Havana with the vessels of the Tierra Firme (Mainland) Fleet. On September 6, the Atocha was driven by a severe hurricane onto the coral reefs near the Dry Tortugas , about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Key West. With her hull badly damaged, the vessel quickly sank, drowning everyone on board except for three sailors and two slaves.

Impact of the loss After the surviving ships brought the news of the disaster back to Havana, Spanish authorities dispatched another five ships to salvage the Atocha and the Santa Margarita , which had run aground near where the Atocha sank. The Spaniards undertook salvage operations for several years, with the help of Indian slaves, and they recovered nearly half of the registered part of the vast treasure from the holds of the Margarita , whose remains rested in water sufficiently shallow for breath-holding divers. The loss of the 1622 fleet had an immediate impact on Spain, forcing it to borrow more to finance its role in the Thirty Years' War and to sell several galleons to raise funds. While their efforts over the next 10 years to salvage the Margarita were successful, the Spanish never located the Atocha. My feedback is very important to me! The item "ATOCHA 1622 SHIPWRECK COIN 8 REALES GRADE #1 SILVER COIN TM, CHEST #5" is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain". The seller is "lex2990" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Cayman islands, Oman, Peru, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Costa rica, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras.
  • Year: 1622
  • Grade: 1
  • Denomination: Real
  • Circulated/Uncirculated: Unknown
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Composition: Silver

Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5   Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Coin 8 Reales Grade #1 Silver Coin Tm, Chest #5