1711: Mexico, 1 Escudo. "Crescents". 1/10th ozt Gold.
1715 Fleet Collection.
Museum Quality Hammer Struck reproduction. Traditionally made using the exact same traditional die sinking, planchette production and minting practices employed by the original Spanish colonial mints of that period, guaranteed! Struck in your choice of solid 22K or 24k gold (for other karats, or to have your own gold struck, please contact us)
Design: In 1711, the mint of Mexico redesigned the reverse of it's gold escudos, as the previous design of 1700-1710 were simplistic and fairly boring. The "Tallador", or carver of the dies proposed two new designs. The Cross & Crescents (this one) and the Cross-Crosslets & Ermines. Both designs were equally beautiful. But the Crosslets eventually won as the official new design, with the "Crescents" design only appearing in the following year as the dies created in 1711 were still usable. Having gotten rid of the simple and boring boxed cross design of 1700-1710, the crescents style escudo showed four crescents in each corner as it's quatrelobe, with pellets at each terminus and small harp, or comb-like forks inside the crescents - likely to add depth & dimension by the original carver. Four small Fleur de Lis fill the spaces between the thick bold cross of this unique, stunning but fairly simplistic design that is so oddly beautiful. When we look at this design, we can not help but think of what a gold doubloon should look like, as it was exchanged for a keg of rum to quench the thirst of the pirates who plundered it.
But we ultimately chose it, as it is a coin design (like the crosslets) unique to the Spanish 1715 Fleet. As that registro went down carrying the seldom seen, rare coins just like this. And if it had never been discovered, we might not even know they ever existed.
Unlike cheap cast copies these professionally made, artisan coins have no dull or muddy features. Each coin is crisp and sharp so that every detail pops. And unlike cast copies, no two of our coins are ever the same in shape, size or strike. Making each coin 100% unique to only you! These are ideal pieces for jewelry, museums and collectible artisan bullion.
24K (.9999) Gold.
3.11 grams, or 1/10th ozt.
22K (.917) Gold.
3.4 grams, contains 1/10th ozt pure gold.
Fully rounded, with complete impression of the die. Limited Edition!
Struck in 22K Solid Gold, with a weight of 3.4 grams. These special strikes, are our most popular strike of these issues, so get one before they are gone!
1715 FLEET COMMEMORATIVE STRIKE
The special limited edition 1715 Fleet commemorative strikes contain an alloy of 22K gold, with 100% authentic 1715 Fleet, 8 reales, coin silver recovered from the 1715 fleet. These coins have a very strict limit of 10 pieces. And each one is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Email us, to get yours. Or watch our special deals.
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