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Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins

Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins
Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins
Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins
Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins
Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins

Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins    Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins

Peru 8 Reales Philip III Atocha Shipwreck. Pirate Gold Coins Shipwreck Treasures. ATOCHA 1622 SHIPWRECK PERU (Potosi) 8 Reales Reign Philip III Weight 21.3 grams Grade 2.

With MEL FISHER COA GRADE 2, (28). Coin # V-1036 (research), Potosi. Very Strong Details (Strike) EXCELLENT CROSS, Lions and Castles. OUR LADY of ATOCHA, SANK IN 1622 OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS, HAVANA BOUND FOR SPAIN.

HER GALLEON FILLED WITH ALL TREASURE: GOLD, SILVER, COPPER, TOBACCO, GEMS, AND JEWELRY. SHE NEVER MADE IT OUT OF VERACRUZ TO HAVANA TO JOIN THE FLEET OF THE TIERRA FIRME (MAINLAND) FLEET. HER TREASURE WAS SO ENORMOUS THAT IT TOOK 2 MONTHS TO LOAD THE GALLEON FULL (IN THE SUMMER OF 1622 IN WHAT IS NOW PANAMA CITY). SHE SET SAIL 6 WEEKS BEHIND SCHEDULE ON SEPTEMBER 4TH, 1622. ONLY TWO DAYS LATER ON THE 6TH, SHE WAS PUSHED ONTO THE CORAL REEFS BY A SEVERE HURRICANE APPROX.

35 MILES WEST OF KEY WEST. ALL BUT 3 SAILORS AND TWO SLAVES DROWNED QUICKLY AS HER HULL WAS RIPPED APART BADLY. DUE TO THE GALLEONS SITTING IN 55 OF OCEAN AND YET A SECOND HURRICANE HITTING (FURTHER SCATTERING THE TREASURE) THE FOLLOWING MONTH, SALVAGE EFFORTS WERE SEVERLY HINDERED.

WITH THE HELP OF INDIAN SLAVES, OVER A COURSE OF YEARS, ALMOST HALF THE TREASURE WAS RECOVERED FROM THE SANTA MARGARITA. THIS WAS MAINLY ACCOMPLISHED, CRUDELY ENOUGH, BY SENDING SLAVES DOWN IN A BRASS MAKESHIFT DIVING BELL (WITH A WINDOW ON THE SIDE). MANY OF THESE EFFORTS ENDED IN DEATH FOR THE SLAVES. SPAINS SHIPWRECKED TREASURE CAUSED NOTHING SHORT OF DEVESTATION TO ITS FINANCES, WHICH WERE IN DIER NEED TO FUND THEIR 30 YEAR WAR. ALTHOUGH THE SPANISH RECOVERY EFFORTS WERE SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL OVER 10 YEARS, THEY NEVER DID FIND THE ATHOCHA! FINALLY, AFTER 16.5 YEARS OF SEARCHING SHE WAS FINALLY DISCOVERED IN 1985 BY MEL FISHER (TREASURE SALVORS), PRODUCING HER GOLD AND RARE MUZO EMERALDS. MOST OF THE GOLD AND SILVER COINS WERE MINTED BETWEEN 1598 TO 1621 (THERE WERE ALSO EARLIER DATES, EVEN AS FAR BACK AS THE EARLY 1500S ON BOARD). TREASURE IS STILL BEING BROUGHT UP TO THIS DAY. RECENTLY, IN JUNE 2011 AN EMERALD AND GOLD RING WAS B.

The item "ATOCHA 1622 SHIPWRECK FISHER GRADE 2 V COIN 8 REALES SILVER PIRATE GOLD COINS" is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain".

The seller is "pirategoldcoins" and is located in La Jolla, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Currency: Real
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Bolivia
  • Certification: Uncertified
  • Year: 1622
  • Composition: Silver
  • Denomination: Real


Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins    Atocha 1622 Shipwreck Fisher Grade 2 V Coin 8 Reales Silver Pirate Gold Coins