El Cazador Two-Coin CollectionItem Code: 10688
El Cazador Pillar and Portrait Half Reale Collection
Of the huge hoard of silver coins aboard the El Cazador, the overwhelming majority were massive Portrait Eight Reales – the coin’s design shows the King’s portrait on the obverse. But, there were also various denominations of Pillar Reale coins on board. Pillar coins show the two hemispheres of the world, flanked by the Pillars of Hercules (an ancient name for the gateway from the Mediterranean to the New World).
The symbol was so important that it eventually gave rise to our own dollar sign. We’ve been able to acquire a very limited number of higher quality Half Reale coins from the El Cazador and are making them available as a two-coin set that includes one Pillar and one Portrait Half Reale. The coins in this collection were better protected when under the sea, and show full detail visible on both sides of the coins. Each coin comes certified genuine from the El Cazador shipwreck, by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, a premier third party authentication service. Plus, each set is nestled in a classic cherry finish wood presentation case, with a full-color story card and Certificate of Authenticity.