Shipwreck Treasure coins from around the World. Atocha, 1715 Fleet, Consolacion, Maravillas, Capitana, VOC, Rooswijk

Shipwreck Silver Coins

Shipwreck Treasure coins from around the World.

 

shipwreckThe heart of our online store is always this page of silver (and copper) coins from shipwrecks from around the world. No other site anywhere has the selection we do! For over 25 years now we have specialized in shipwreck coins and have sources in every continent. As a result, here you will see coins from Spanish wrecks, Dutch wrecks, French wrecks that sunk all over the world. And everything here comes with a certificate (except where noted) and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity and provenance.

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"Rill Cove wreck," sunk ca. 1618

 Atocha, sunk in 1622

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622

Sao Jose, sunk in 1622

Concepcion, sunk in 1641

Capitana, sunk in 1654

Maravillas, sunk in 1656

"Jupiter wreck", sunk in 1659

Consolación Pirated Wreck , sunk in 1681

Joanna, sunk in 1682

Merestein, sunk in 1702

Association, sunk in 1707

1715 Plate Fleet

Slot ter Hooge, sunk in 1724

Spanish 1733 Fleet

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743

Hollandia, sunk in 1743

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747

Cazador, sunk in 1784

Leocadia, sunk in 1800

 

 

"Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550 in the Northern Caribbean

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Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Late Series," assayer G to right, mintmark M to left. Very broad flan but with about 10% of edge missing from corrosion, the rest dark but uncorroded, slightly doubled shield. d041604250002 $395

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Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico

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Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, (P-ii) to left, *-oD to right.

Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer Diego de la Torre, (P-ii) to left, *-oD to right. 8.72 grams. Good full cross and shield despite moderate edge corrosion (small pieces missing), darkly toned and with light encrustation around edge.

d061404191019 $175

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 1. With Fisher/Miguel photo-certificate #H2053. d101604317001 $695
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 2. Generally full shields and crosses, one with edge-split, one with encrustation, most with corrosion (one possibly an 8R with edges corroded away). 4 available.

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, various assayers (where visible), Grade 2. Generally full shields and crosses, one with edge-split, one with encrustation, most with corrosion (one possibly an 8R with edges corroded away). 3 available.

d061404191042-44 $525 each
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 3. Arc-shaped segment missing and some surface loss from corrosion but with full shield and cross, lightly toned all over. d111404191019 $250

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Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (assayer A or B), Grade-3 quality. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible (assayer A or B), Grade-3 quality. With original tag but certificate missing. d111602161005 SOLD

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Sao Jose, sunk ca. 1622 off Mozambique  

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Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible, encapsulated NGC shipwreck effect.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620(D), rare, ex-Sao Jose (1622). S-M18; KM-37.2; CT-237. 10.61 grams. Very bold date and mintmark, nearly full cross (bold), Fine with flatness, toned fields, minimal corrosion.

d081403982011 $395

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"Lucayan Beach Wreck" sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island 

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Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. Nice solid shield side with visible assayer but corroded reverse. d071604289002 $240

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Concepcion, sunk 1641 off Hispaniola

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Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (16)32A, lions and castles transposed in shield and cross, rare, ex-Lasser. Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, (16)32A, lions and castles transposed in shield and cross, rare, ex-Lasser. Restrepo-M44.12 (date not listed); S-B5; KM-unl.; CT-unl. 22.33 grams. Good full shield and cross (moderate surface corrosion), clear date, dark toning, desirable pedigree as from the Joseph Lasser collection. d021504087001 $895
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1639/7(P), very rare. KM-unl; 6.17 grams. Bold full 39/7 date, unusually 100%-full crown, nearly full cross, most of shield, toned Fine+ with flatness. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 2 reales, 1639/7(P), very rare. KM-unl; 6.17 grams. Bold full 39/7 date, unusually 100%-full crown, nearly full cross, most of shield, toned Fine+ with flatness. d021504087001 $395

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chandut, Ecuador

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(50(O), with crowned-L countermark on cross. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(50(O), with crowned-L countermark on cross. Broad, thin, corroded flan with edge-split, nearly full countermark, clear assayer below denomination to right of full shield, very darkly toned all over. d011604218001 $195
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653E, PH at top. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, (1652)E Transitional, McLean Type VI, motto PLV-SV-LTR.  3.47 grams. Nice full pillars  partial cross with pomegranate at top toned fields, no corrosion. d011611031001 $135
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653E, PH at top. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653E, PH at top. Choice full pillars, nice but off-center full cross with much legend, 2 dates, thin from surface corrosion but nicely toned. d011611031001 $225

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, interesting shape. Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, interesting shape. Large, solid flan with two big edge-splits, bold oMP, good cross, most of shield, patches of toning, minimal corrosion, partial date 16(??), with Marex tag #91-8R-1887. d041604251002 $395
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651)E/O, with crowned countermark on shield. S-P36; 26.3 grams. Solid and uncorroded, with partial countermark but full shield and cross, clear over-assayer, toned fields, flat peripheries, tiny edge-split. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651) E/O, with crowned countermark on shield. S-P36; 26.3 grams. Solid with partial countermark but full shield and cross, clear over-assayer, toned fields, flat peripheries, tiny edge-split. d111604191002 $395
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38. 12.18 grams. Full but lightly corroded cross with patch of encrustation, nearly full shield and oMP, lightly toned. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. S-M19; KM-38. 12.18 grams. Full but lightly corroded cross with patch of encrustation, nearly full shield and oMP, lightly toned. d111604191002 $225

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"Jupiter wreck" (San Miguel El Arcangel) sunk in 1659

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1658E. Solid specimen with full pillars and clear date, most of cross with full assayer to right, minor surface corrosion only. d031613131001 SOLD

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Consolacion "Isla del Muerto" Pirated Wreck, sunk in 1681 off Ecuador

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679C. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1679C. 6.54 grams. Bold date above waves, top-right quadrant of cross and assayer C bold but the rest of the coin flat (as made), no corrosion. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #2015111. d071504130010 SOLD

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Joanna , sunk in 1682 off South Africa

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Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

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Dutch ducatoons, Spanish Netherlands (portrait) and United Netherlands ( Dutch ducatoons, Spanish Netherlands (portrait) and United Netherlands ("riders"), various mints and dates (where visible). All worn and lightly corroded but with clear enough details (most with dates and mints visible), lightly toned, from the original 1970s South African auction, 2 left. d071103388030-31 $95 each
Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait half ducatoon, Philip IV (young bust), 1636. Brabant, Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp mint), portrait half ducatoon, Philip IV (young bust), 1636. 13.30 grams. Nice portrait and some good legend on obverse, the reverse somewhat corroded, lightly toned all over. d061604192014 $175

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"Tah Mahal Treasure," sunk ca. 1702 off Sri Lanka

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Surat, India (Mughal Empire), rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702), encapsulated ICG VF20. Surat, India (Mughal Empire), rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702), encapsulated ICG VF20. Well preserved (no corrosion), with luster and areas of light toning, neat salvage story linked with sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. 1 available. d121504197003 $395 each

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Association, sunk in 1707 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England

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Feversham, sunk in 1711 off Nova Scotia, Canada

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1686VR. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, 1686VR. Broad, round flan with bold date inside full pillars, nearly full cross, slightly thin from corrosion but still much better than most from this scarce and desirable provenance. d041604251003 SOLD

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1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida

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Denomination set of Mexico cob 8-4-2-1 reales, Philip V (dates and assayers not visible), in a wooden promotional display (hinged box) with small certificate. Denomination set of Mexico cob 8-4-2-1 reales, Philip V (dates and assayers not visible), in a wooden promotional display (hinged box) with small certificate. d091604314001 SOLD
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)713J. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)713J. Bold full date and assayer (off-center shield), solid coin but with distracting surface corrosion, darkly toned. d061618261002 $395
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Choice, uncorroded specimen with nearly full shield and cross, nice shape, mostly darkly toned. d061618261004 $375
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Nearly full shield and cross on a very solid, roundish flan, partially darkly toned near edge (with surface corrosion there only). d061618261005 $295
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Elongated flan with good full cross and shield, darkly toned, minimal corrosion. d041604253004 $295
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mostly solid flan despite surface corrosion, peripheral flatness, weak but certain denomination 8 to right of off-center shield, darkly toned.

d031601071007 $225
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Broad flan with minimal corrosion but weakly struck, part of king's name bold, darkly toned all over, but most striking feature is a large, natural lacuna on the cross side. d041604267001 $185

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible, uncleaned, ex-Rupe Gates collection. Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, denomination "8" (rare error). Nearly full cross, off-center shield with clear denomination 8, lightly toned Fine. Nearly full cross, off-center shield with clear denomination 8, lightly toned Fine. d041616071001 $395 
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Worn and corroded but with some shield and cross visible, mostly darkly toned. d041604267004 $135
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Worn and corroded but with some shield and cross visible, mostly darkly toned. d041604267005 $135

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Runde Island, Norway

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Promotional set of 12 coins, as follows: 1 Dutch gold ducat (Utrecht mint, 1724), 2 Dutch silver

Promotional set of 12 coins, as follows: 1 Dutch gold ducat (Utrecht mint, 1724), 2 Dutch silver "rider" ducatoons, 3 Mexican cob 8 reales, and 6 Dutch silver 2 stuivers (Holland mint, 1724). 12" x 8-1/2" x 1". Typical Norwegian promotional set with Mint State ducat and corroded and/or encrusted silver coins, each in its own square depression in the plush green velvet, the case itself clean and unabused. With custom leather case imprinted with EN DEL AV SKATTEN FRA "AKERENDAM" / A PART OF THE "AKERENDAM" TREASURE on top and with color certificate #102.

d061604192015 SOLD

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, off the Florida Keys

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. Full and bold date and oM (the assayer weaker), full but corroded cross, nicely toned and actually solid overall, with Frank Sedwick tag from the 1980s. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1731F. Full and bold date and oM (the assayer weaker), full but corroded cross, nicely toned and actually solid overall, with Frank Sedwick tag from the 1980s. d061504125065 SOLD
 

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Vliegenthart, 1735  off Zeeland, the Netherlands

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Overijssel, United Netherlands, Overijssel, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1734. choice d111616111005 $395
United Netherlands (mint uncertain), United Netherlands (mint uncertain), "rider" ducatoon, date not visible. Moderately corroded and mostly dark but with "rider" design and some legend visible. d101504164002 $95

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)29R.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (17)29R.

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730R. S-M24; KM-47a; CT-755. 26.39 grams. Very full and bold date and oMR, most of shield and cross on solid and thick flan but with staining and very light surface corrosion. d061504191039 $395

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Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, east of Africa

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Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1732(N). Lima, Peru, cob 2 reales, 1732(N). 6.36 grams. Full date and denomination on pillars side, most of cross, flat peripheries, light surface corrosion, nicely toned. d031516111016 SOLD

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Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England

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Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF.	Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF. Recovered from Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England d111616111006 $295

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Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738MF. AU details with nice toning, minimal corrosion, slightly off-center strike. d061616021016 $395
Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. Bold and lustrous UNC but with spots of surface corrosion, minimal toning. d061616021018 $395
Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. Non-toned UNC with very minor surface corrosion in places, nice strike. d061616021019 $395

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Cazador, sunk in 1784 in the Gulf of Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. KM-106.2; CT-933. 25.38 grams. Choice specimen with UNC details, some luster and colorful toning, very light surface corrosion (just in places). With hand-signed tag from the salvager. d061604192016 $395

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Piedmont (“Lyme Bay wreck”), sunk in 1795 in Lyme Bay, south of England

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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1677E. 12 grams. Full but partially flat pillars-and-waves, nearly full cross, salvaged AVF d111604191030 $235
Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1678E. 12.3 grams. Bold full pillars, nearly full cross, salvaged Fine+ with dark toning here and there. d111604191031 $235

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Other Shipwrecks

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British East India Co., copper XX cash, 1808. British East India Co., copper XX cash, 1808. Choice Mint State with original luster and red color, virtually no corrosion. Admiral Gardner, sunk in 1809 southeast of England d041604267013 SOLD  

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Shipwreck Paper Money: SS Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off Nantucket 

 

The SS Andrea Doria was an Italian luxury liner operated by the Italian Line from 1953 to 1956. During her three years of service, she had many transatlantic voyages and became popular with passengers for her luxury accommodations and quick speed. On the night of July 25, 1956, the Andrea Doria collided with the MS Stockholm, a Swedish American Line passenger liner, while travelling through heavy fog. The Stockholm's bow penetrated the Andrea Doria's starboard side, leaving a gaping hole. However, safety measures kept the Andrea Doria afloat for 11 hours, long enough for the survivors to evacuate. All together, 46 people died aboard the Andrea Doria while 6 crew members of the Stockholm were killed.

Divers descended upon the wreck just a day after its sinking to find it lying on its starboard side at a depth of about 250 feet, far too deep for recreational diving. Since then, through advances in diving equipment, technical divers are able to reach the wreck. However, heavy currents, silt clouds and the depth still make the Andrea Doria a difficult wreck to dive, earning it the nickname "the Mount Everest of wreck diving." Regardless, the allure of the ship's luxury and artifacts still on board bring divers back again and again.
 (Note these pieces are also listed under Paper Money Category)

 

USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935D, serial V40075861F, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, Grade USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935D, serial V40075861F, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, Grade "A." Scarcer series for the recovered notes (most were series 1935E), higher grade than normally seen, few stain and light degradation on upper edge. x09161320003 $495
USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935E, serial X31050407H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, Grade USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935E, serial X31050407H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, Grade "A." Staining and some degradation confined to edges. x09161320005 $395

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