Coin Description

 

 

 

 

Services Provided

Motivation, Inc. certifies and/or appraises only artifacts recovered by this company:

    • Atocha/Margarita shipwreck artifacts
    • 1715 Fleet artifacts
  •  We do not provide these services for 1733 artifacts

 

Example of certificate


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  • NOTE: We certify/appraise only those artifacts for which you have a verifiable tag or artifact number. If you do not have a tag or artifact number we cannot provide these services. We cannot verify tag numbers or ownership through sales records.

  • Recertification

    If you have lost your certificate or would just like to upgrade to the more secure, color certificate, we do offer recertification/authentication services. The cost is a minimum of $250.00 per item or 10% of artifact value, plus shipping. We must have proof of the original tag/coin number. We do require that you ship the artifact to us as we must authenticate it in person and photograph it for the new certificate as well as our database. For security and authentication purposes, we also need the old certificate and small flippette with the coin, if you have it. Also, if you have any additional information about the artifact, please provide that as well. This process takes 2 weeks from when we receive the item.

    Appraisals

    We also provide written appraisals for $50 per item valued up to $10,000. For items valued over $10,000, please call for a quote. We estimate the value as listed for insurance purposes only at the current retail value, excluding Federal and other taxes. In making an appraisal, we do not agree to purchase or replace the item. We provide appraisals only for the artifacts, not mounts, chains or other added accoutrements. As with the recertification process, we must have proof of the original tag/coin number. We do require that you ship the artifact to us as we must authenticate it in person and photograph it for the new certificate as well as our database. For security and authentication purposes, we also need the old certificate and small flippette with the coin, if you have it. Also, if you have any additional information about the artifact, please provide that as well. This process takes 2 weeks from when we receive the item.

    Current Coin Values
    8 Reales
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
    Fragment
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    $2800
    $2100
    $1400
    $700
    $425
    $325
    2 and 4 Reales
    Grade 1
    Grade 2
    Grade 3
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    Grade 5
    Fragment
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    $3500
    $2700
    $1900
    $950
    $425
    $325
    Note: Dated coins have a slightly higher retail value.

    Silver Bars

    We do not require that you ship a silver bar when requesting recertification or an appraisal. You must, however, email good quality digital photographs of the front, back and close up of the silver bar number. These photographs must be .jpg files and must be your own photographs.

    Payment / Shipment

    You may pay by check or credit card once we've completed the service.

    Please make checks out to Mel Fisher's Treasures

    Please notify me prior to shipping. Please insure the item when you mail it.

    Ship to:
    Mel Fisher's Treasures
    Attn: Sandy
    200 Greene St
    Key West, FL 33040


    Contact:

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    Phone: 305-295-7931
    Fax: 305-296-2220