ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN
ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN
ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN
ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN
ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN
ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN

ATOCHA FLEET 1622 EMERALD 6.75ct Mel Fisher COA PIRATE TREASURE SHIPWRECK COIN

Regular price
$12,950.00
Sale price
$12,950.00

Atocha Fleet 1622 Certified Emerald 6.75ct

with Mel Fisher COA tags, Appraisal $40k

ATOCHA FLEET 1622 CERTIFIED EMERALD 6.75ct w/ Mel Fisher COA Tag & Appraisal $40k ATOCHA 1622 “Class 1C” CERTIFIED EMERALD AT “ALMOST 7 CARATS!” w/ MEL FISHER COA & APPRAISAL FLEET TREASURE. APPRAISED (March 2017) AT OVER $40,000 BY MEL FISHER’S CO!!!! This Nugget like crystal has a beautiful almost luminescence radiating from it. It comes with a COA (dated Dec 31, 1986) from Mel Fisher’s “TREASURE SALVORS, INC.,” which is highly coveted! From the ATOCHA and recovered in 1986 by the Fisher’s this piece is a very nice size (see COA ruler) and OVER 6.7 carats (6.75 to be exact), LARGEST we’ve had the pleasure to offer. It comes with the Mel Fisher tag #I513 I 986 TSI, Photo certificate #86A-1513LT. This piece could of been part of the Royal Jewels or Church’s gemstones. To have a piece of History from 1622 (400 years old) and from one of the (if not THE) most Famous Treasure Galleons of all time is a RARE Opportunity!!!

These Emeralds were so coveted, that the Spanish Government actually took control of the “Muzo Mines” from the Muzo Tribe, which were first discovered by the Spaniards in Colombia in 1536. Located at over 6,000 feet the mine is located northwest of Bogota.  Once mined the tourturist trip down the Andes to the port of Cartagena had to either be made by horseback or down the Magdalena River.  Truly a gemstone part of a 400 yr. History! 

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“OUR LADY  of ATOCHA,” SANK IN 1622 OFF THE FLORIDA KEYS, HAVANA BOUND FOR SPAIN.  HER GALLEON FILLED WITH ALL TREASURE: GOLD, SILVER, COPPER, TOBACCO, GEMS, AND JEWELRY.  SHE NEVER MADE IT OUT OF VERACRUZ TO HAVANA – TO JOIN THE FLEET OF THE TIERRA FIRME (MAINLAND) FLEET.  

HER TREASURE WAS SO ENORMOUS THAT IT TOOK 2 MONTHS TO LOAD THE GALLEON FULL (IN THE SUMMER OF 1622 IN WHAT IS NOW PANAMA CITY).  SHE SET SAIL 6 WEEKS BEHIND SCHEDULE ON SEPTEMBER 4TH, 1622.  ONLY TWO DAYS LATER ON THE 6TH, SHE WAS PUSHED ONTO THE CORAL REEFS BY A SEVERE HURRICANE (APPROX. 35 MILES WEST OF “KEY WEST.”)  ALL BUT 3 SAILORS AND TWO SLAVES DROWNED QUICKLY AS HER HULL WAS RIPPED APART BADLY.  

AUTHORITIES IN SPAIN DISPATCHED FIVE MORE SHIPS AFTER RECEIVING THE NEWS FROM OTHER SURVIVING SHIPS IN EFFORTS TO SALVAGE BOTH THE ATOCHA AND HER SISTER SHIP THE “SANTA MARGARITA,” WHICH HAD ALSO RUN AGROUND NEAR THE ATOCHA.   DUE TO THE GALLEONS SITTING IN 55’ OF OCEAN AND YET A SECOND HURRICANE HITTING (FURTHER SCATTERING THE TREASURE) THE FOLLOWING MONTH, SALVAGE EFFORTS WERE SEVERLY HINDERED.  WITH THE HELP OF INDIAN SLAVES, OVER A COURSE OF YEARS, ALMOST HALF THE TREASURE WAS RECOVERED FROM THE SANTA MARGARITA.   THIS WAS MAINLY ACCOMPLISHED, CRUDELY ENOUGH, BY SENDING SLAVES DOWN IN A BRASS MAKESHIFT DIVING BELL (WITH A WINDOW ON THE SIDE).  MANY OF THESE EFFORTS ENDED IN DEATH FOR THE SLAVES.  

SPAIN’S SHIPWRECKED TREASURE CAUSED NOTHING SHORT OF DEVESTATION TO IT’S FINANCES, WHICH WERE IN DIER NEED TO FUND THEIR 30 YEAR WAR. THIS FORCED THEM TO BORROW MONEY AND SELL OFF GALLEONS TO RAISE THE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS.  ALTHOUGH THE SPANISH RECOVERY EFFORTS WERE SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL OVER 10 YEARS, THEY NEVER DID FIND THE “ATHOCHA!”
FINALLY, AFTER 16.5 YEARS OF SEARCHING SHE WAS FINALLY DISCOVERED IN 1985 BY MEL FISHER (TREASURE SALVORS),  PRODUCING HER GOLD AND RARE MUZO EMERALDS.  MOST OF THE GOLD AND SILVER COINS WERE MINTED BETWEEN 1598 TO 1621 (THERE WERE ALSO EARLIER DATES, EVEN AS FAR BACK AS THE EARLY 1500’S ON BOARD).   TREASURE IS STILL BEING BROUGHT UP TO THIS DAY.  RECENTLY, IN JUNE 2011 AN EMERALD AND GOLD RING WAS BROUGHT UP BY TREASURE DIVERS FROM MEL FISHER’S CREW THAT WAS VALUED AT OVER $500,000 (35 MILES FROM KEY WEST).

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