Very Rare Atocha Four Reale Grade One by Hernando Ballesteros. Rare X Borders around the coin. Circa 1596, Coin # CH4-41-1008
OverViewMagnificent four reale from the ATOCHA. Weighs 13.5 grams and it is virtually like the day it was made around 1596. This fabulous Coin was obv...
Magnificent four reale from the ATOCHA. Weighs 13.5 grams and it is virtually like the day it was made around 1596. This fabulous Coin was obviously found in the middle of a chest and has no sea wear whatsoever. It was minted by Assayer Hernando Ballesteros at the Potosi mint Around 1596. Ballesteros, was also known for the quality of his minting process. To distinguish the coins he made from those of his more famous uncle, Hernando put borders of X’s around his coins. 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. 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. This coin is very scarce from the ATOCHA. It would sell at the Mel Fisher museum and gift shop in Key West for $6900 and up. Check out their prices online. Don’t miss out on this fabulous treasure coin
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