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Mexico City, Mexico, silver medal made from Atocha (1622) silver in custom Lucite holder and clamshe

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Exonumia Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:125.00 - 200.00 USD
Mexico City, Mexico, silver medal made from Atocha (1622) silver in custom Lucite holder and clamshe
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Mexico City, Mexico, silver medal made from Atocha (1622) silver in custom Lucite holder and clamshell case, with certificates. 27.27 grams. This is basically a Mexican Royal 8R 1621D restrike, as the design is completely accurate, yet it is clearly not intended to deceive and comes housed in a special holder embossed with GENUINE LOST SILVER TREASURE OF THE ATOCHA (the coin resting inside a picture of a treasure chest), officially struck at the Mexico City mint from silver recovered from the ship (melted down from one of the big loaf-shaped bars, specifically #193, if the accompanying certificate is accurate), with official mint-official certificate, undated but probably done in the late 1980s, the medal itself lustrous, frosty and of course Mint State, with toning around rims. Note a similar specimen in our Treasure Auction #6 (October, 2009) sold for $240.