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Grade 2 Atocha Coins

Grade 2 Atocha coins lack the clarity or detail of Grade 1 coins. The cause is usually due to corrosion from years of salt water exposure, but sometimes from imperfections in the minting process itself. The obverse and reverse sides, although not as clear, may show portions of the cross and shield, mintmark, assayer mark and denomination; but seldom all at once.  Atocha coins are 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.  Display your Atocha coin and Certificate of Authenticity in our multiple sleeved display folder Mount your Atocha coin in a 14k Gold Bezel.
 


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8 Reales
Item#:  2172 (86A-189489)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  Not visible
Weight:  21.5 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price: 
$795.00
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Grade 2-, nearly full cross with partially visible lions and castles in the cross quadrants, more so in the upper half.  Lightly visible shield more typical of a grade 3 coin.  Supplied with the original Treasure Salvors, Inc. 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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8 Reales
Item#:  7107 (85A-134410)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi

Assayer:  Not Visible
Weight:  24.7 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price: 
$1295.00
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Grade 2+, excellent, boldly struck cross with all lions and castles clearly visible in the cross quadrants along with another castle visible at the 10 o'clock position (due to hammer bounce during striking).  Equally nice, deeply struck shield with all shield elements well detailed and with a bold mint mark P and the top of the assayer mark T at left (the assayer mark is listed as not visible on the certificate.  Supplied with the original Treasure Salvors, Inc. 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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8 Reales
Item#:  7116 (85A-142135)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi

Assayer:  Q
Weight:  25.1 grams
Diameter: 1.5 inches

Price: 
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Grade 2+, excellent, nicely centered full cross with both castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Most of the shield is visible on the opposite side along with a bold assayer mark Q at left and partial king name and ordinal III located along the right edge.  An excellent grade 2 coin.  Supplied with the original Treasure Salvors, Inc. 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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8 Reales
Item#:  7136 (85A-160481)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  B
Weight:  22.4 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price: 
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Grade 2+, nicely centered, boldly struck full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants and surrounded by a border of X's versus traditional dots, commonly found on assayer B's coins at the beginning of Philip III's reign.  Nearly full shield with the mint and assayer marks P and B at left, and once again, surrounded by a border of X's versus traditional dots.  An excellent grade 2 coin with all of the important details visible and more desirable in that it is an earlier issue coin - not as common as most coins found on the Atocha.  Supplied with the original Treasure Salvors, Inc. 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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8 Reales
Item#:  13049 (86A-192406)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  M
Weight:  24.0 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.7 inches

Price: 
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Grade 2+, bold struck cross side details including a full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Of particular importance on the cross side is the 161 of the date 1617 between the 9 and 11 o'clock position in the peripheral legend.  Excellent full shield with a bold assayer mark M at left and denomination mark VIII (8 reales) at right.  Coins of assayer M are very collectable.  He was a two year assayer (1616-1617) at the Potosi mint and his coins, of which this is one, were the very first to be struck with dates in 1617. A very desirable grade 2 coin with a rarely found partial date.  Supplied with the original Treasure Salvors, Inc. 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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8 Reales
Item#:  7115 (85A-141928)
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  Q
Weight:  24.0 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.6 inches

Price: 
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Grade 2+, excellent, well centered full cross with all lions and castles visible to varying degrees in the cross quadrants and surrounded by a nearly complete border of bold dots.  Equally nice, nearly full shield with clear mint and assayer marks P and Q at left (surprisingly, the assayer mark is listed as not visible on the certificate.  A great grade 2 coin with nice weight.  Supplied with the original Treasure Salvors, Inc. 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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