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El Cazador Wreck Silver Half Reale Dated 1783 Coin Pendant

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Spanish "Piece of 8" silver Half Reale minted 1783 in Mexico City, Mexico during the reign of Carlos III.

Obverse: Draped bust of Carolus III, date below, legend surrounding.
Reverse: Crowned arms of the House of Bourbon sided by the Pillars of Hercules, assayer and legend around.

Custom mounted in a sterling silver bezel pendant, measuring approximately 1 inch from top of the bail to the bottom of the bezel, 3/4 inch across.

In 1783, the Mexico City mint struck pieces of 8 bearing the likeness of King Carolus III. Virtually the entire mintage issue was loaded on the El Cazador to be transported to New Orleans. On Jan. 11, 1784, the ship was caught in a hurricane and sank in the Gulf of Mexico. On Aug. 2, 1993, a fisherman caught his net on the wreckage, and the lost coins of the El Cazador were recovered.
El Cazador Wreck Silver Half Reale Dated 1783 Coin Pendant
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