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Key West Treasure Chest

700 Front Street, Key West, FL 33040
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Ranked #49 of 63 Shopping in Key West
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Mar 7, 2014
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were cheated. My wife really wanted a coin from the Atocha find by Mel Fisher. This shop is supposedly owned by his attorney. We bought a grade 2, 4 reale coin from the Potosi mint, with a mount for $4,626.00, only to be told by the people at the Mel Fisher Museum that we overpaid by almost $2000. WE... More

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Steven A, Owner at Key West Treasure Chest, responded to this review

I read your review and I sell artifacts that come from lots of wrecks ,land finds,private collections. All cob coins from the Atocha were clipped by hand and struck between dies by hand. This process made all of the coins unique. Every coin has different details because of the minting process and salt water corrosion after being in the ocean... More

Homestead, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I had been meaning to stop here many times on our trips to Key West and finally made it a point to do so. I'm really glad I did! It was fun meeting and speaking with Sherry, the store manager. If you are a diver, it is so interesting talking to her about her experiences working with Mel Fisher and... More

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New Port Richey, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

This was a very nice shop with a large collection of Shipwreck coins and artifacts lots of unusual jewelry. A fun place to visit even more fun to purchase a piece of history to wear.

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North Benton, OH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

This is a one of a kind boutique that has tons of very interesting items from Key West ship wrecks. We were lucky enough to meet the owner who was one of the divers on the wreck. She educated us about the origin of the different coins and ships as well as their roles in American History. She helped us... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2009

Key West is the best place to find shipwreck treasure coins and jewelery. From local shipwrecks like the Atocha and San Miguel, to distant artifacts like widow's mites from Israel, it is almost like taking a trip through time browsing their antiquities at the Key West Treasure Chest. As a local in Key West, I did my homework before I... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2005

If you're looking for a souvenir that truly opitimizes the adventure of the Key's shipwreck history and don't mind something that is a bit on the pricey side, you have to check out the Treasure Chest. This shop is full of all sorts of treasure that has been recovered from a variety of old, and often historically significant, ships that... More

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