The coin was struck during the reign of Philip III at the Potosi mint by assayer Q. And weighs 25.9 grams.Country/Region of Manufacture: Spain/Bolivia, Potosi. WEIGHT, CROSS & SHIELD ARE ALL ALMOST FULL. 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 and indigo from Spanish ports at Cartagena and Porto Bello in New Granada (current Colombia and Panama, respectively) 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. The treasure arriving by mule in Panama City was so immense that summer of 1622 that it took two months to record and load on the Atocha. On 6 September, 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.The item "ATOCHA Shipwreck Cob Grade ONE Silver 8 Reales Assayer Q withTreasure Salvors Tag" is in sale since Monday, June 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain". The seller is "maximus802" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.