Atocha Grade Two Four Reale in a Sterling Silver and 14Kt Gold Bezel. COA#85A-129953
OverViewThis scarce four reale was recovered from the Atocha in July of 1985, the Motherlode Year. Although the certificate says it is a grade two, it clear...
This scarce four reale was recovered from the Atocha in July of 1985, the Motherlode Year. Although the certificate says it is a grade two, it clearly is a grade one with great markings. It was minted at the Potosi mint during the reign of Philip III of Spain 1598-1621. The obverse bears the royal shield and crown of Phillip. The reverse bears the Crusaders cross with lions and castles. It is mounted in a sterling silver bezel with four 14 karat prongs holding the coin in place. There is a 14 karat boat shackle at the top, as well as a 14 karat buccaneer on the cross. It was accompanied by the original certificate as issued by treasurer Salvors in 1986 and there’s guarantee genuine. The price at the Fishers in Key West was $5600 just for the coin alone. No bezel. The coins, from this famous shipwreck, have shot up in value in the last six months in anticipation of the 400th anniversary of the sinking of the wreck next year. This one is only $3995.00
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