Atocha Shipwreck Coin PCGS Graded. Potosi, Bolivia, Silver cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible. Grade-2 or even -3 quality.
(corroded) but Grade 1 in database. Thin from corrosion, shield and. Cross about halfway visible, tan sedimentation.
Recovered from: Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West. F Detail - Grade 1 on Mel Fisher's Database. Treasure Salvor's Barcoded Tag.
The "Atocha" was one of a treasure laden fleet of 28 ships in King Philip IV's armada returning to Spain loaded with tons of gold, silver and other precious cargo. On fateful September 6, 1622 gale-force winds grounded and destroyed her and four other vessels off the coast of the Florida Keys. It is reported that 260 passengers and crew members perished.The fabulous wealth of this wreckage sat undisturbed until its discovery by Mel Fisher's team on July 20, 1985. Most of the coins recovered from the Atocha were minted in the New World and usually have irregular shapes. The important features were the assayers mark and mint mark, as it guaranteed the fineness of the bullion and the proper weight. The penalty for not showing these marks was severe. Genuine, Beautiful coin that would make a nice addition to any collection.
The item "ATOCHA Shipwreck Coin 2 Reales Silver Cob PCGS Graded Atochas. Com" is in sale since Wednesday, December 1, 2021. 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.