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Genuine Mexican silver pillar dollar 1732F encrusted onto a spike, ex-1733 Fleet, shown in an accomp

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:3,000.00 USD Estimated At:5,000.00 - 10,000.00 USD
Genuine Mexican silver pillar dollar 1732F encrusted onto a spike, ex-1733 Fleet, shown in an accomp
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This item SOLD at 2019 Nov 02 @ 12:50UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Genuine Mexican silver pillar dollar 1732F encrusted onto a spike, ex-1733 Fleet, shown in an accompanying photo of Art McKee, with memorabilia from his Museum of Sunken Treasure. 97 grams, 4" long. Unique artifact with almost completely exposed 1732 pillar dollar fused to a coral-encrusted spike with some of it peeking out, stable and ready for display, its base value pinned to the high numismatic worth of the coin itself, plus the aesthetic value of the display, finally with the modern historical value of its link to Art McKee and his famous museum that spurred countless treasure-hunting dreams across two generations (so far). The vintage-1960s sticker is something we have not seen before. From the 1733 Fleet, with photo of Art McKee holding this artifact in his left hand, plus original postcard and sticker from his museum (probably late 1960s) and VHS tape "Art McKee: Diving with a Legend" (1992).