Every artifact replica coin is cast with 100% Atocha Silver from a silver bar salvaged from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha", shipwrecked in 1622 off the coast of Key West, Florida. Searching for 16 years straight, Mel Fisher and his team finally found it in 1985.
This collection of Spanish coins is created from that authentic Spanish treasure.
The specific bar these coins are cast from was donated to the Department of History at the University of Florida by Dr. Eugene Lyon, the historian whose research at the Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain, led Fisher to the wreck site. Sale of these replica artifacts helps support the work of the Department.