SPAIN 2 ESCUDOS DOUBLOON 1619 DATED PCGS 62 ATOCHA ERA SHIPWRECK GOLD TREASURE
SPAIN 2 ESCUDOS "4 DIGIT DATE" 1619 MS PCGS 62 GOLD DOUBLOON COB LIKELY ATOCHA SHIPWRECK!
THE SENORA DE LA ATOCHA SANK IN 1622 (please see full wreck description at PirateGoldCoins.com, then click on ShipWreck History), this piece is dated 1619 and most likely came from this wreck. FINEST KNOWN!!!
NGC had only 1 GRADED in a 45 holder! This gorgeous nearly perfectly round cob has the very RARE “DATE” ONE THE CROSS SIDE!!! Also, importantly, the ASSAYER is clearly visible to the left of the Shield “G.” The details are very strong, especially for over 400 YEARS OLD!!! The Golden Luster is a beautiful butterscotch reflection.
Here’s the details on King Philip III:
Philip III was the King of Spain and King of Portugal and the Algarves, where he ruled as Philip II of Portugal from 1598 until his death. Philip III married Margaret of Austria, sister of Emperor Ferdinand II (member of the House of Habsburg. Born in Madrid, the son of Philip II of Spain and his fourth wife (and niece) Anna, he shared the viewpoints and beliefs of his father, including his piety, but did not inherit his industry. The diligent old king hand sorrowfully confessed that God had not given him a son capable of governing his vast dominions, and that he has foreseen that Philip III would be led by his servants. Unlike his father, Philip III was not interested in the day-to-day business of government.
He spent many months each year traveling to different palaces with his court, away from the government centre. His household costs rose enormously at a time of falling income. He died in Madrid in 1621. The story told in the memoirs of the French ambassador Bassompierre, that he was killed in the heat of a brasero (a pan of hot charcoal), because the proper official to take it away was not at hand, is a humorous exaggeration of the formal etiquette of the court.