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Atocha Shipwreck Coins

The Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, struck a reef and sank on September 6, 1622, during a raging hurricane near the Florida Keys.  Mel Fisher and his company Treasure Salvors, Inc., discovered the main wreck site on July 20, 1985 and ultimately recovered over 160,000 silver Spanish colonial coins.  The Atocha has the distinction of being the richest Spanish treasure galleon recovered to date.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Atocha Shipwreck treasure coins.  View a typical original Atocha certificate of authenticity.

Display your Atocha coin and Certificate of Authenticity in our multiple sleeved display folder found on our "Atocha Treasure Coins" website.

For more Atocha coins visit www.atochatreasurecoins.com or to learn more about the Atocha go to the History of the Atocha page.

 


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Atocha Grade 1
Item#:  15017 (85A-231608)
Denomination:  2 reales
Mint:  Lima
Assayer:  D
Weight:  6.6 grams
Diameter:  1.2 inches

Price:  $2995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Grade 1+ - Rare Lima mint 2 reales coin struck under the famous assayer Diego de la Torre who was known for his high quality and extremely detailed coinage.  Nicely struck full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Equally well struck full shield with mint and denomination marks P and II at left and assayer mark D at right.  The star is located above the assayer mark D on this coin, but it's not visible due to flatness in that area.  The star is found only on Lima mint coins, symbolizing that the City was officially established on January 6th, the day of the Star of Magi that guided the three kings to Bethlehem.  The diameter of this coin is so large that it confused Mel's conservation team.  They attributed the coin correctly on the bar coded tag, with the exception of listing the denomination as a 4 reales.  The certificate, on the other hand, not only mistakenly lists the coin as a 4 reales, but attributes it to Potosi instead of Lima and does not list the assayer mark.  The certificate does however have the correct image and coin weight.  This very interesting piece has few equals and would sell for many times this amount in Key West.  Supplied with the original Mel Fisher's photo type Certificate of Authenticity.  Also accompanying the coin is a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins, and the book "Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon", personally autographed by the author, Syd Jones.


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Atocha Grade 1
Item#:  13064 (85A-199085)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  T
Weight:  25.7 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price:  $2595.00  BUY ITEM

 

Grade 1+, beautiful full cross with all lions and castles visible and boldly struck.  Also visible on the cross side is the bottom of the date 1618 located between the 9 and 12 o'clock position along the edge.  Equally superb, deep struck full shield with transposed upper shield elements and with visible mint and assayer marks P and T at left, denomination mark VIII (with an O above) at right, and most of the king's name along the right edge.  This coin has exceptional quality and is a must buy for those desiring the very best.  Supplied with the new style Mel Fisher's photo type Certificate of Authenticity, a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins, and the book "Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon", personally autographed by the author, Syd Jones.


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Atocha Grade 1
Item#:  13046 (86A-134622-1)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  Q
Weight:  26.5 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price:  $2195.00  BUY ITEM

 

Grade 1+,  Excellent full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Equally nice double struck shield side details with all elements of the shield clearly visible along with a partial crown above, bold mint and assayer marks P and Q at left, and some legend along the bottom edge.  A top end Atocha grade 1 coin.  Supplied with the new style Mel Fisher's photo type Certificate of Authenticity, a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins, and the book "Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon", personally autographed by the author, Syd Jones.


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Atocha Grade 2
Item#:  7108 (85A-135009)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  R
Weight:  22.7 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price:  $1495.00 
SOLD

 

Grade 2+, excellent full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Nice full shield with the mint and assayer marks P and R at left, muddled denomination mark VIII (8 reales) at right and the King's ordinal III of Philip III at the 4 o'clock position along the edge.  An real nice grade 2 coin.  Supplied with the original photo type Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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Atocha Grade 2
Item#:  15016 (85A-102880)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  Not Visible
Weight:  26.1 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.6 inches

Price:  $1995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Grade 2++, this is actually a high end grade 1 coin that was mistakenly under-graded during processing.  Excellent full cross with two nice castles and one lion visible in the cross quadrants.  But, of particular importance on the cross side, is the full 4 digit date 1617 located between the 10 and 12 o'clock position along the edge - highly significant in that this was the first year that dates were struck on Potosi mint coins.  Nice double struck full shield with most elements of the shield visible along with a muddled assayer mark M (not listed on the certificate).  An excellent and highly desirable coin.  Supplied with the original photo type Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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Atocha Grade 3
Item#:  4189 (85A-145897)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  R
Weight:  17.8 grams
Diameter: 1.2-1.6 inches

Price:  $495.00  BUY ITEM

 

Grade 3+, full cross with all lions and castles visible, 70% full shield with nice details including the very important mint and assayer marks P and R.  Like many Atocha coins, this one does not show a grade on the certificate, but is of at least of grade 3 in quality.  A nicely detailed coin even though part is missing due to over 350 years of salt water submersion.  Supplied with the original photo type Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.

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