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 (including with the price) and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity and provenance.

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Early Shipwrecks 1500's

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622

Sao Jose, sunk in 1622

"Lucayan Beach" sunk 1628

"Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629

Concepcion, sunk in 1641

Capitana, sunk in 1654

Maravillas, sunk in 1656

Consolación sunk in 1681

Joanna, sunk in 1682

1715 Plate Fleet

Akerendam, sunk in 1725

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739

Auguste, sunk in 1761

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747

Cazador, sunk in 1784

S.S. New York, sunk in 1846

SS Republic, sunk in 1865

SS Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956

 

 

Early Shipwrecks 1500's-1600

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Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Late Series," assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), encapsulated NGC AU 50. S-M6. 13 grams. Broad flan with full design, UNC details with light surface corrosion all over (net AU) as from salvage "Golden Fleece" of ca. 1550.

Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Late Series," assayer A to right, mintmark M to left (M-A), encapsulated NGC AU 50. S-M6. 13 grams. Broad flan with full design, UNC details with light surface corrosion all over (net AU) as from salvage "Golden Fleece" of ca. 1550.

e111704191007 $595

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Seville, Spain, 1 real, Ferdinand-Isabel, mintmark S on reverse. About 1/4 of the flan corroded away but the rest well preserved, with nearly full shield and full yoke visible, the reverse dark but the obverse with decent patch of yellowish coral. Recovered from: Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip II, assayer M to left, unique error with denomination as "III," ex-Yucatan wreck. S-P2; KM-4.2; CT-323 (under Lima). 12.22 grams. VF details but with light surface corrosion and part of edge lost (also darkly toned as not completely cleaned), clear P-M and nearly full king's name, good full cross and shield and nearly full crown, curious error denomination. Recovered from: Unidentified ca.-1590 wreck off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

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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 SOLD

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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  

Bound for Goa, the Sao Jose was the Almiranta of a fleet that left Lisbon in 1622, transporting royal treasure, sunk on a reef off the Mozambique coast.

Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. Three corroded-thin coins (one 8R and two 4R, mints uncertain) with much separation between them, heavy encrustation at one end that contains lots of curvy remains of some kind of tubeworm.

Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. Three corroded-thin coins (one 8R and two 4R, mints uncertain) with much separation between them, heavy encrustation at one end that contains lots of curvy remains of some kind of tubeworm.

Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. Three corroded-thin coins (one 8R and two 4R, mints uncertain) with much separation between them, heavy encrustation at one end that contains lots of curvy remains of some kind of tubeworm.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, 1620/19(D), rare. S-M18; KM-unl. 10.4 grams. Very bold 20 of date with clear 9 under the 0, good shield but cross mostly corroded with some encrustation. With generic salvager's certificate.

Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 62.7 grams. Three corroded-thin cob 8 reales from the Potosi mint with much separation between them, patches of encrustation and shipworm remnants. With generic salvager's certificate.

Clump of 3-1/2 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 49 grams. Three and a half corroded-thin cob 8 reales with some details remaining, enough to identify the three larger ones as Potosi and Mexico mints, significant amounts of encrustation. With generic salvager's certificate.

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Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. Three corroded-thin coins (one 8R and two 4R, mints uncertain) with much separation between them, heavy encrustation at one end that contains lots of curvy remains of some kind of tubeworm. Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. Three corroded-thin coins (one 8R and two 4R, mints uncertain) with much separation between them, heavy encrustation at one end that contains lots of curvy remains of some kind of tubeworm. Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. Three corroded-thin coins (one 8R and two 4R, mints uncertain) with much separation between them, heavy encrustation at one end that contains lots of curvy remains of some kind of tubeworm.
Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 36.9 grams. Three corroded-thin cobs, one 8 reales and two 4 reales (mints uncertain) encrusted together. With generic salvager's certificate. Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 36.3 grams. Three corroded-thin cobs, one 8 reales and two 4 reales (mints uncertain) encrusted together. With generic salvager's certificate.

Clump of 3 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 63.5 grams. Three corroded-thin cob 8 reales (two with uncertain mints, the largest cob is from Mexico City) encrusted tightly together with many shipworm remnants. With generic salvager's cert.

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"Lucayan Beach wreck," sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible (D). Nearly full cross and shield but peripheries flat, no corrosion, uneven light toning. Recovered from: "Lucayan Beach wreck," sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible (D). Nearly full cross and shield but peripheries flat, no corrosion, uneven light toning. Recovered from: "Lucayan Beach wreck," sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island

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"Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Southeast Asia

Mexico Mint 

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8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer F. 18.48 grams. Nearly full shield with clear mintmark oM and assayer F, pitted reverse with some cross details, silvery obverse with dark toned and encrusted reverse.

d011708191038 $175
8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. Solid specimen with nearly full cross, dark orange encrustation, corroded shield

d011708191019 $150
8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 19.09 grams. Partial shield with mintmark oM and 8 denomination, partial cross as well, dark orange encrustation patch on obverse.

d011708191035 $150
8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 19.71 grams. Darkly toned specimen with partial shield with 8 denomination, dark orange encrustation on reverse.

d011708191036 $150
8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 15.72 grams. Nearly full shield with some encrustation on obverse, corroded shield with silvery appearance.

d011708191039 $150
8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 19.34 grams. Corroded and encrusted obverse with some shield details still visible, flan crack (as made), decent reverse with good cross details.

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8 reales "Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629 off Indonesia

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer T, quadrants of cross transposed. Corroded full shield with weak but certain assayer, full cross with dark oxidation all over.

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Concepcion, sunk 1641 off Hispaniola

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P).

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (P). Broad, round flan with good full shield, corroded cross, silvery from cleaning, housed in promotional (large, blue) "wallet style" certificate.

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650)O, early style, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509. 21.24 grams. Bold but doubled cross with clear countermark in center, crude full shield with corrosion in periphery, several large edge-splits, nicely toned. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1650)O, early style, with crowned-L countermark on cross. S-P35; KM-19b; CT-509.  Bold but doubled cross with clear countermark in center, crude full shield with corrosion in periphery, several large edge-splits, nicely toned. d111604193003 SOLD

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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. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 16(49?)Z, with crowned-(?) countermark on shield. Thin and crude from corrosion but with most of countermark and assayer visible, lightly toned all over. d051704191010 $195
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-(?) countermark on cross. 23.45 grams. Odd broad shape with full but weak cross and full but darkly stained shield, crude peripheries, minimal corrosion. With Marex tag #91-8R-0468. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2)E, with crowned-(?) countermark on cross. 23.45 grams. Odd broad shape with full but weak cross and full but darkly stained shield, crude peripheries, minimal corrosion. With Marex tag #91-8R-0468. d051704191008 $395

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type V/A, ex-Meylach. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 13.12 grams. Part of edge lost to corrosion but remainder with mostly clear details, including two dates and full A-P-8. pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction #8, lot #588). Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type V/A, ex-Meylach, ex-Mastalir collection. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 13.12 grams. Part of edge lost to corrosion but remainder with mostly clear details, including two dates and full A-P-8. pedigreed to the Marty Meylach collection (our Auction #8, lot #588). d111604191003 $395  

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Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E.

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667E. Bold full cross, full pillars-and-waves, deeply toned all over, three dates, surface corrosion.

d081704435002 $325
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-758. 10.22 grams. Full but off-center cross and pillars-and-waves, very dark all over and with light corrosion. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1666E. S-P37a; KM-18; CT-758. 10.22 grams. Full but off-center cross and pillars-and-waves, very dark all over and with light corrosion. Pedigreed to the Mark Bir collection

d111704191025 $175

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

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 21.93 grams. Clear date above waves on moderately corroded pillars side, the cross side almost all gone (heavy corrosion). Recovered from: Consolacion, sunk in 1681 off Santa Clara Island, Ecuador Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1669E. S-P37b; KM-26; CT-344. 21.93 grams. Clear date above waves on moderately corroded pillars side, the cross side almost all gone (heavy corrosion). d111704191027 $195

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1677E, rotated-4 denomination above cross, rare. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-502. 7.30 grams. Decent cross with clear denomination rotated 90 degrees clockwise (rare thus), nearly full pillars-and-waves, very thin from corrosion, toned around details. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, 1677E, rotated-4 denomination above cross, rare. S-P37b; KM-25; CT-502. 7.30 grams. Decent cross with clear denomination rotated 90 degrees clockwise (rare thus), nearly full pillars-and-waves, very thin from corrosion, toned around details. d111704191031 SOLD

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Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. Generally thin and worn from corrosion but with clear shield and cross. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. Generally thin and worn from corrosion but with clear shield and cross. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa d111704191032 $125
Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.4 grams, corrosion all over and darkly toned with some incrustation.  With original certificate from the salvager. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Charles II, assayer L. Generally thin and worn from corrosion but with clear shield and cross. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa
 
d111704191033 $195
Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.4 grams, corrosion all over and darkly toned with some incrustation.  With original certificate from the salvager. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible. Generally thin and worn from corrosion but with clear shield and cross. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa d111704191035 $125
Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.4 grams, corrosion all over and darkly toned with some incrustation.  With original certificate from the salvager. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible. Generally thin and worn from corrosion but with clear shield and cross. With generic certificate from the salvagers. Recovered from: Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa d111704191036 $125
Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.4 grams, corrosion all over and darkly toned with some incrustation.  With original certificate from the salvager. Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.4 grams, Dark as uncleaned and corroded, with patch of encrustation on cross, with original certificate from the salvager. d011718021003 $125

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Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.4 grams, corrosion all over and darkly toned with some incrustation.  With original certificate from the salvager. Bogota, Colombia, cob 8 reales, 1662, assayer not visible (Ramos, PoRS), very rare. Restrepo-M46.28; S-B7; KM-7.1; CT-538. 22.69 grams. Solid, broad flan with part of edge lost to corrosion and some surface pitting as well, still with clear details including date to right of right-hand pillar and denomination to left of shield, low contrast. d121703051001 $595

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1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Interesting shape, solid and darkly toned with only localized surface corrosion, full shield and cross and clear denomination. d101704472006 $195
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer VR (1684-97), date not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Solid coin with practically no corrosion, toned all over, slightly weak strike but most of cross and shield visible, previously mounted with small drill hole in rim at 6 o'clock. d071604290001 $195
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer VR (1684-97), date not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Solid and thick (minimal surface corrosion), nicely toned, the strike somewhat crude but with most of shield and cross in evidence, clear denomination 8, previously mounted with small drill hole and marks in rim at 8 o'clock. d071604290003 $195
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer VR (1684-97), date not visible. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer VR (1684-97), date not visible. Full pillars and cross and practically uncorroded but with much flatness and large edge-crack, crude edge (as made). d101704472004 $195

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

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Mexico, cob 8 reales Mexico, cob 8 reales "blackie" (oxidized), Philip V, assayer not visible. Full shield and nearly full cross despite heavy corrosion (much edge loss) and dark toning as oxidized through (lightweight). d101704472007 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 Mint State with luster and light toning all over, no corrosion, full details, part of edge crude due to slightly off-center strike but otherwise as nice as they come. d081704429001 $595

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729R. Full date and oMR, most of shield and cross despite surface corrosion, toned all over. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1729R, encapsulated ANACS VF 30 (but no mention of the wreck). Nice surfaces (no corrosion) despite weak areas (as made), off-center obverse, toned in crevices. d041720141044 SOLD

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Pricess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1716, two full four-digit dates. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/2 real, 1716, two full four-digit dates. Full monogram with 1716 below, nearly full cross with another full 1716 in legend (rare thus), toned and minimally corroded. d101704472008 SOLD

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

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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1739MF. UNC details, no corrosion, shield side darkly toned. d101713221001 SOLD

 

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF. Mostly AU details but centers a bit weak and with adjustment marks, nicely toned and corrosion-free. d061616021017 $395
Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. UNC details with colorful toning (mostly dark) and underlying luster, surface corrosion at part of shield-side rim. d081704429002 $595

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Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

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France (Perpignan mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1727-Q. KM-486.17. 27.66 grams. Obverse Fine with slightly porous bust, reverse VF with heavy adjustment marks, nicely toned all over. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers.

France (Perpignan mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1727-Q. KM-486.17. 27.66 grams. Obverse Fine with slightly porous bust, reverse VF with heavy adjustment marks, nicely toned all over. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers.

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Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off False Bay, South Africa

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 4 dalers, no date. 1,480 grams. 8-3/4" x 8-3/4". Smooth surfaces due to saltwater immersion, no stamps visible.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, no date (1720-51), Frederick I. 1,111 grams. 8" x 7-1/2". Rough square shape as made but with some corrosion, four faint corner stamps and one center stamp, red-brown color.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, no date (1720-51), Frederick I. 1,156 grams. 7-3/8" x 7-1/4". Corroded and pitted sides and edges, two partial corner stamps and faint center stamp, red-brown color with verdigris.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, no date (1720-51), Frederick I. 887 grams. 7" x 6-1/8". Sides irregular due to corrosion, faint partial corner stamp and center stamp, some pitting, dark brown color with some verdigris.

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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, 1750, Frederick I. 1,326 grams. 7-1/2" x 7-1/4". Corroded sides but good surface quality with some clear corner stamps (albeit some missing due to the corroded sides), dark brown color.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, no date (1720-51), Frederick I. 1,156 grams. 7-1/4" x 6-1/4". One corroded side, three partial corner stamps and one partial center stamp, red-brown color..

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, 1750, Frederick I. 932 grams. 7-5/8" x 6". Irregular shape due to corrosion, some pitting on reverse, three partial corner stamps (one with clear date) and one partial center stamp, dark brown color.

Sweden (Avesta Mint), copper "plate money" 2 dalers, no date (1720-51), Frederick I. 1,060 grams. 7-3/4" x 6-5/8". Irregular shape due to corrosion, some pitting on reverse, three partial corner stamps and one partial center stamp, red-brown color.

 

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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, 1782FF, encapsulated NGC Genuine / El Cazador. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Cleaned surfaces with detailed and minimally corroded obverse that displays clear bust, legend, and date; reverse corroded with some details visible. d111704485020 $110

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Admiral Gardner, sunk 1808

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British East India Co., copper X cash, 1808. British East India Co., copper X cash, 1808, encapsulated in promotional plastic holder.  Choice quality nicely toned, no corrosion. d111718181002 $45

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S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 off Louisiana

 

The SS New York was a side-wheel steamer that foundered during a hurricane about 60 miles off the coast of Cameron, Louisiana in 1846. Four New Iberia, Louisiana area residents found the 365-ton wooden hull ship in about 60 feet of water two years ago. The four, who call their recovery operation, “Gentlemen of Fortune,” are Gary and Reneè Hebert, Avery Munson and Craig DeRouen.

 

USA (mint uncertain), 50c Seated Liberty, 1843, in a clump with brass tack and ring, shell and earthenware shard, encased in Lucite. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificated of authenticity.

Zacatecas, Mexico, cap-and-rays 8 reales, 1846OM, encapsulated NGC SS New York Shipwreck Effect. Full but soft details all over due to corrosive abrasion, tiny spots of toning. d071711031001

d051207081001 $395

USA (mint uncertain), 50c Seated Liberty, 1843, in a clump with brass tack and ring, shell and earthenware shard, encased in Lucite. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificated of authenticity.

USA (mint uncertain), 50c Seated Liberty, 1843, in a clump with brass tack and ring, shell and earthenware shard, encased in Lucite. 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 2" (Lucite block) with stand and box, a cool conversation piece overall, with original hand signed certificate of authenticity #08-362. (Please note there is an shipping and insurance charge of $23 on this item.)

d051207081001 $975

 

SS Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

 

The SS Republic began its life as the merchant ship SS Tennessee, launched in 1853. When the Civil War began on April 12, 1861, she was tied up in the New Orleans harbor. She was then pressed into service as a Confederate blockade runner named the CSS Tennessee but never escaped the harbor. When Union forces captured New Orleans, they too pressed the ship into service as the USS Tennessee and later as the USS Mobile. She served as Admiral David G. Farragut’s flagship during the Mississippi Campaign. After the war, she was sold and renamed the SS Republic. On her final voyage in October of 1865, she was carrying passengers and cargo including $400,000 in silver and gold coins. She got caught in a strong hurricane and sank on Oct. 25, 1865 off the coast of Georgia. In 2003, the wreck was located and a large amount of rare U.S. gold and silver coins were recovered.

 

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USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1861-O, Louisiana issue, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect.

 

USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1858-O, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect. Significantly lustrous and clearly an uncirculated example when it entered the water in 1865, with very light saltwater corrosion throughout though strong details remaining. NGC #1793375-021. d111712131001 $495
USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1861-O, Louisiana issue, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect.

USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1861-O, Louisiana issue, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect.

USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1862, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect. Somewhat hazy appearance with light saltwater corrosion throughout though strong details remaining, particularly on the eagle, a very rare date (only 137 recovered) from the S.S. Republic. In Q. David Bowers' report entitled, "The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection," Bowers notes that "Just 489 coins range between 1831-52 (1%), with the majority of 41,671 spanning the years 1853-61 (88.2%), with the greatest peaks in volume evident for the years 1858 (9,587) and 1861 (14,158). A sharp decline is witnessed for the period 1862-65, which is represented by just 338 issues (0.7%), of course reflecting disruptions in production and circulation during the American Civil War (1861-65)." A table in the report shows that just 185 halves from 1862 were recovered: 137 from the Philadelphia mint and 48 from the San Francisco mint. NGC #1796660-010. With salvager's certificate. d101718061002 $975
USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1861-O, Louisiana issue, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect.

USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1861-O, Louisiana issue, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect.

USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1863, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect. On the higher end of quality halves recovered from the S.S. Republic, excellent obverse condition with very minimal saltwater corrosion on the brilliant, lustrous surfaces, reverse with some more haze and spots but with good details remaining. Also, this coin is a very rare date from the wreck with only 82 found. In Q. David Bowers' report entitled, "The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection," Bowers notes that "Just 489 coins range between 1831-52 (1%), with the majority of 41,671 spanning the years 1853-61 (88.2%), with the greatest peaks in volume evident for the years 1858 (9,587) and 1861 (14,158). A sharp decline is witnessed for the period 1862-65, which is represented by just 338 issues (0.7%), of course reflecting disruptions in production and circulation during the American Civil War (1861-65)." A table in the report shows that just 91 halves from 1863 were recovered: 82 from the Philadelphia mint and 9 from the San Francisco mint. NGC #1798729-005. With salvager's certificate. d101718061003 $1150

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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.

 

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Please note there is an shipping and insurance charge of $17 on any Andrea Doria notes. (Note these pieces are also listed under Paper Money Category)

 

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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 1935E, serial W61349450H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." High quality note, above average even for Grade A (defined by PCGS as being at least 90 percent intact), light staining and degradation along the upper left edge and upper center, great original ink colors and paper quality (most likely an AU or UNC note when it entered the water). The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80019089. x121704489001 $395
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 1935E, serial S39278440H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." High quality note, above average even for Grade A (defined by PCGS as being at least 90 percent intact), light staining, minor degradation on upper and lower left corners as well as upper center, great original ink colors and paper quality (most likely a high AU or UNC note when it entered the water). The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80017784. x121704489002 $395
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 1935E, serial R15568660H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." Decent note that probably entered the safe as an AU or UNC note with great original ink colors and paper quality, exhibits seawater degradation along the left side and upper edge, minimal staining. The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80017821. x121704489003 $375
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 1935E, serial W36703016G, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." High quality note, above average even for Grade A (defined by PCGS as being at least 90 percent intact), light staining and degradation along the upper left edge, pinhole-like degradation spots along right side, great original ink colors and paper quality (most likely an AU or UNC note when it entered the water). The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80029469. x121704489004 $395
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 Y21925991F, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." Scarer series from the Andrea Doria with only 224 series 1935D notes recovered from the shipwreck's first class safe. Good example with original ink colors, light staining and degradation along both left and right sides. The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80016841. x121704489005 $375
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 1935C, serial V00975589D, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." Scarer series from the Andrea Doria with only 68 series 1935C notes recovered from the shipwreck's first class safe. Circulated example with original ink colors, light staining and very minor degradation along both left and right sides, suprisingly no interior degradation (just two pinholes at upper right center to note). The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80016833. x121704489006 $395

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USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935D, serial V40075861F, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, Grade Italy, Banca d'Italia, 1,000 lira, serial N165 017393, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case. Mostly intact note on the better side of Italian lira recovered from the Andrea Doria (the paper used didn't stand up as well as the American silver certificates), moderate edge and interior degradation, brown staining on left side. The note is encased in a lucite holder contained in a display box and comes with a salvager's certificate and a promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." PCGS #80020106. x121704489007 $175

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