The silver piece of eight is undoubtedly the most famous coin in history. This historic piece features King Carlos of Spain on one side and the Spanish coat of arms on the other. The coin can be worn with either side showing. This coin was recovered from the historic shipwreck El Cazador which mysteriously disappeared in 1784 off the coast of Louisiana.
We have set this 1783 example in a handcrafted frame of sterling silver and 14kt gold. Like most shipwreck coins this example shows great saltwater corrosion from laying on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico for over 200 years. The 8 reale, or Piece of 8, is a larger coin, a full 1.55" in diameter. You can choose your style and length of necklace. Your gift boxed pendant comes complete with an independent Certificate of Authenticity and our descriptive brochure about this famous shipwreck.
We will also enclosed the original Numismatic Guarantee Corporation holder that we removed the coin from prior to setting in your pendant. Like all of our shipwreck coins, this pendant is one of a kind.
Read more about this famous shipwreck here.