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Offered is a framed8Reales Silver Cob minted at the Mexico Mint prior to 1622. This Atocha 8 RealesCob is authentic, uncleanedultra rare and premium quality.Most experts of Atocha Cobs would grade this coin a Grade 1 or 2. It is unusual to see an Atocha Cob of this high of grade displayed in this manner. This high grade Atocha is displayed showing the Florenzada Cross. It was minted in the Mexico Mintand the Assayer Dcan be seen at 3:00. Assayer D is listed in the reference books as: theChief Assayer from 1618 to 1634Name Unknown and the typical assayer for Mexican Silver Coins salvaged from the Atocha & Margarita.
This Atocha Cob has been beautifully framed by the prestigious Sadigh Gallery in New York City. This Atocha Cob was previously owned at one time by Gulfstream Rarities who appraised it at $900.00. The Sadigh Gallery Presidenthand signed the COA on the back of the frame on 12-16-05. The ornate goldframe is 10 1/2 x 14 inches. It looks brand new. There is a color picture of a Spanish galleon, a brief story of the Atocha, and the high gradeAtochacob with cross side displayed. It is double matted with crimison red and forest green. These pictures sell for $800 and up in their New York City store. Here is whatthe Sadigh Gallery saysabout their Framed Antiquities:
over 30 years of successful business in ancient artifact dealership! Our focus is on providing affordable ancient antiquities and friendly, down-to-earth service. As a family-owned business, we greatly treasure the interaction with our customers. A large portion of our customers have been with us for 10 to 20 years, and we are grateful that they have become good friends, rather than simple business partners. We pride in providing quality service to each and every one of our customers, and their satisfaction matters most to us.
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority! All of our antiquities are guaranteed authentic, and all items are soldwith a Lifetime Certificate of Location: Sadigh Gallery
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The silver8 Reales cob has afull cross on the back withfull lions and castles.The Nuestra Senora De Atocha and other Spanish galleons went down near the Florida Keys in a raging hurricane in September,1622after leaving together fromHavana ,Cuba.
The story of the Atochashipwreck includes these details: 500 tobacco bales came aboard the Atocha in Havana. Over900 silver ingotswere listed on the ship's manifest as well as 161 gold bars and 255,000 silver pesos of 8 Reales denomination. The majority of the smaller ingotsand 2 Reales or4 Realeswere the property of thesixty passengerson board. Therewere also1 Realcoins, smallgold ingots, jewelry, gemstones, and pearls thatindividuals were hidingin their clothes and baggageto avoid paying taxes..There wereone hundred thirty three larger bars of silver(the size ofloaves of bread) in thirty four boxes marked with the red crown ofthe Kingand each of theseweighed 50 pounds and heavier.. These larger bars would have been used to make coins in Spain if the Atocha would have made it to Europe.Larger authenticAtochabars with COA'sare listed for salecurrentlyon for $50,000 and up..
Listed with .It issold with a7 day return privilege if returned in same condition as received.A $12.95shipping with signaturedelivery confirmationwill be added to the final winning offer. Framed Atocha Artifact will be carefully packed and shipped Insured. Shipping to the USA only .. I combine shipping for winning offers in a3 day period.