1620 8 REALE Phillip III Recovered from the Spanish Shipwreck, Nuestra Señora de Atocha. w/COA

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Recovered from the Spanish Shipwreck, Nuestra Señora de Atocha.

Coin: # 85A-167690
Denomination: 8 REALE
Mint: Potosi
Weight: 24
Grade: 1
Reign: Phillip III
Date: Shipwreck 1620

Description

September 6, 1922 King Philip IV’s Tierra Firme Struck a reef and sank in a raging storm near the Florida Keys. More than two hundred and sixty person perished and tons of gold, silver, and other precious cargo were lost at sea. All attempts to locate the shipwreck failed until the location of the primary cultural deposit was made by Treasure Salvors, Inc., on July 20th 1985.