Atocha Two Reale Grade Two from the Famous Napkin Deal. Minted Circa 1613, Coin # CH4-21-1209
OverViewVery nice two reale from the ATOCHA. Weighs 5.2 grams and has minimal sea wear since the day it was made around 1613. It was minted at the Pot...
Very nice two reale from the ATOCHA. Weighs 5.2 grams and has minimal sea wear since the day it was made around 1613. It was minted at the Potosi mint, probably by the R Assayer, The mark is not seen on the coin. This coin was recovered from Atocha chest four, and was part of the great napkin deal with chest nine. The two chests were purchased by Atocha Marine archaeologist and conservator James Sinclair, and has a certificate from the ATOCHA. Jim cleaned and conserved most of the coins recovered from the Atocha mother load in 1985 and 1986. He has also worked the Margarita, The 1715 Fleet, The Titanic, The Lusitania, the Central America and many other wrecks. The last few years he has been a mainstay on the television show “Cooper’s Treasure” on the history channel. Two reales are scarce from the ATOCHA. It would sell at the Mel Fisher museum and gift shop in Key West for $4600 and up. Check out their prices online. Don’t miss out on this very nice treasure coin. It’s a perfect size for mounting into a piece of treasure coin jewelry
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