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Authentic Atocha Silver Coin Pendant, Grade 1, 8 Reales in Irit Design Neckless


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Irit Ehrlich- Designer to the Stars

Irit Design claimed its place as a fine jewelry powerhouse with a chic and modest collection while remaining organic in design. Based in Malibu, CA, Irit Design has become almost as well known for its client list of rock stars and international film sirens as for its magnificently crafted jewels.

Irit Design is targeted to the luxury market, to the buyer who desires and appreciates uniqueness and quality craftsmanship. As an extension of her style, Irit’s passion for hand-wrought jewelry paired with her unmatched vision for creativity results in a line versatile enough for Hollywood’s red carpet elite, or to give the edge to an everyday look.  

Halle Berry wearing an Irit Design piece.

Number: 85A-212314

Denomination: 8 Reales

Mint: Potosi

Reign: Phillip III

Mint Master: Not Visible

Date: Not Visible

Grade: ONE (1)



On September 6, 1622, the heavily laden treasure galleon of King Philip IV’s Tierra Firme Fleet struck a reef and sank in a raging storm near the Florida Keys. All attempts to locate the shipwreck failed until the location of the primary cultural deposit was made by Mel Fisher and Treasure Salvors, Inc., on July 20th, 1985.

The Nuestra Senora de Atocha carried over 200,000 hand stamped silver coins from mints in Potosi, Lima and Mexico City. Silver coins are referred to as “pieces of eight” and were measured in reales. Their denominations are 8 reales, 4 reales, 2 reales, 1 real, ½ real and ¼ real. An 8 reales silver Atocha coin was roughly equivalent to one month’s pay for a sailor in the 1600’s. Due to the crude hand-struck minting process, no two coins look alike.

Protect your investment when you buy directly from the ones who discovered the Atocha and Margarita shipwrecks, Mel Fisher's Treasures. Every Atocha or Margarita shipwreck artifact recovered by our divers and available for sale on our official Mel Fisher web store has our guarantee that it is authentic and comes with our high-security certificate of authenticity.

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