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.

The 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 20 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, you name it. And everything here comes with a certificate (except where noted) and our lifetime guarantee of authenticity and provenance.

Some quick links:

"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

Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor

Consolación Pirated Wreck , sunk in 1681

Joanna, sunk in 1682

Merestein, sunk in 1702

Association, sunk in 1707

1715 Plate Fleet

Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway

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

Piedmont, sunk in 1795

Leocadia, sunk in 1800

 

 

 

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations. "Rill Cove wreck," sunk ca. 1618 off Cornwall, England Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II or III, assayer C below mintmark oT to left. Toledo, Spain, cob 8 reales, Philip II or III, assayer C below mintmark oT to left. Good full shield, half of cross due to peripheral flatness, nice toning, no corrosion. d071303808027 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

All with original Mel Fisher certificates (except where noted)

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 2. Full shield with bold M to left, full cross and tressure, minimal surface corrosion but some flatness (should be Grade 1).. With Fisher photo-certificate Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer M, Grade 2. Full shield with bold M to left, full cross and tressure, minimal surface corrosion but some flatness (should be Grade 1).. With Fisher photo-certificate. d121306191004 SOLD
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)621T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10. 21.77 grams. Clear date and upper-left quadrant of cross (lion) but rest of coin heavily corroded (still solid). With Fisher photo-certificate #116689. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1)621T, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 3. S-P21; KM-10. 21.77 grams. Clear date and upper-left quadrant of cross (lion) but rest of coin heavily corroded (still solid). With Fisher photo-certificate #116689. d111304191006 $495
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 2. Choice full shield (partially flat) with bold mintmark to left, much legend including HYSP-, full cross-and-tressure (also partially flat), minimal surface corrosion only (should be Grade 1), interesting shape with small tail.. With Fisher certificate. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer T, Grade 2. Choice full shield (partially flat) with bold mintmark to left, much legend including HYSP-, full cross-and-tressure (also partially flat), minimal surface corrosion only (should be Grade 1), interesting shape with small tail.. With Fisher certificate. d121306191003 $475
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. Bold full cross-lions-castles with partial date in legend, full but off-center and partially corroded shield, very silvery as usual. With Fisher certificate. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, quadrants of cross transposed, Grade 2. Bold full cross-lions-castles with partial date in legend, full but off-center and partially corroded shield, very silvery as usual. With Fisher certificate. d121306191002 $475
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2. Full but partially flat shield and cross, minor surface corrosion and stress cracks. . With Fisher certificate. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer not visible, Grade 2. Full but partially flat shield and cross, minor surface corrosion and stress cracks. . With Fisher certificate. d121306191001 $450

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 2 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2. S-P17; KM-8; CT-353. 5.93 grams. Round flan with full but very weakly struck shield and cross, full denomination ii and most of king's name, corroded only on edge, patchy toning. With Fisher photo-certificate #4993. d111304191008 $495

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations. Sao Jose, sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)09/8F, clear date (rare), Grade 1, encapsulated NGC shipwreck effect and housed in elegant wooden box. Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)09/8F, clear date (rare), Grade 1, encapsulated NGC shipwreck effect and housed in elegant wooden box. Big, broad flan with bold date (clear overdate), clear oMF and 8, good full shield and cross, much legend, some flatness but virtually no corrosion. d081104191002 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations. "Lucayan Beach wreck," sunk ca. 1628 off Grand Bahama Island Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Concepcion, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola   Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (where visible). Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P (where visible). Typical, mostly corrosion-free specimens with nice toning, all or most of shield and cross but with peripheral flatness and concavity. Five available. d011303707025, d111304191037-9, d111304191041 SOLD OUT

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII/B, rare (unlisted in Janson). Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type VII/B, rare (unlisted in Janson). S-P37; KM-unl; CT-unl. 22.8 grams. Worn from corrosion and with much flatness but with clear HP above one full pillar, bold P at bottom-right and clear date in legend; full but crude cross with P to left, lightly toned all over. d111204191007 $595
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V(?)/A. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V(?)/A. S-P37; KM-A20.5; CT-unl. 17.49 grams. Heavily corroded but with good full shield with clear A-(P)-8 to left and O-E-52 to right, bold pillars with faintly visible F-8-IIII across top, the bottom part uncertain, toned all over. d111304191009 $395

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at top. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1653E, dot-PH-dot at top. Choice full cross-lions-castles, bold king's ordinal IIII, full but off-center pillars-and-waves, small areas of corrosion and encrustation at edge, 2 dates and 3 assayers, nicely toned. d111316111029 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Unidentified ca.-1671 wreck in Seville harbor Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Consolación  “Isla del Muerto” Pirated Wreck , sunk in 1681 Ecuador  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

Please be sure to see the new book about this wreck by Bill Seliger on the Books page.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, interesting shape. Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, interesting shape. Full crown, part of cross and shield, no corrosion but extensive flatness (poor strike), a couple surface voids (as made), now toned but once polished. d111304191043 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations. Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South AfricaDaniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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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, 16 available. d071103388016-31 $95 each

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Association, sunk in 1707 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, cob 8 reales Mexico, cob 8 reales "biscuit," encrusted as found. Long, rectangular flan with gray crust and small shell bits all over, the coin inside probably still solid (20.7 grams) but perhaps better left intact for display. d111306201001 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off Norway Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)722(J), very rare, big flan, ex-Frank Sedwick. Mexico, cob 8 reales, (1)722(J), very rare, big flan, ex-Frank Sedwick. S-M22; KM-47. 23.97 grams. Choice bold date on a huge but mostly flat flan (light surface corrosion), toned on obverse and near edge on reverse only. With Frank and Daniel Sedwick photo-certificate from 1994. d111304191010 SOLD

 

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first year of pillar dollars. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1732F, very rare first year of pillar dollars. KM-103; CT-774. 20.12 grams. Clear date, bold pillars and shield despite heavy surface corrosion, good toning. From the "Coffins Patch" site, with certificate #11162 from the salvagers. d111304191032 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Overijssel, United Netherlands, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1732(F), bold full date. Very solid coin (25.9 grams) with super-clear date and good full cross, most of shield and mintmark, some dark surface encrustation in crevices but no corrosion. d111316111019 SOLD

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

 For more information about this wreck, we recommend Ernie Richards' new book SHIPWRECKS AND THEIR COINS: Volume 4—The 1740 Dutch East Indiaman ROOSWIJK, available upon request for $10 each.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, east of AfricaDaniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1727(M). Lima, Peru, cob 4 reales, 1727(M). Oblong flan with nearly full cross, toned around details, moderate corrosion all over. d071204191002 $165
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1727Y, (Louis I), scarce. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1727Y, (Louis I), scarce. Weird shape due to edge-loss in one place, the rest of the coin not overly corroded, bold date and assayer above waves, nearly full cross, nicely toned. d071204191006 $395
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1728M. S-P44; KM-31; CT-826. 23.2 grams. Bold pillars with strong date, full but crude cross, light to moderate surface corrosion, toned fields. d111204191009 $295
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip V, various dates (where visible). Potosi, Bolivia, cob 4 reales, Philip V, various dates (where visible). Nearly full crosses and shields despite moderate surface corrosion, some with partial dates and/or assayers, toned around details, 3 available. d071204191011-13 $150 each

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Dutch ducatoons, various dates and mints and types, average specimens. Dutch ducatoons, various dates and mints and types, average specimens. Decent coins with enough details to attribute (some Spanish Netherlands portraits, some United Netherlands "riders"), some moderate corrosion and damage, some toning d091103426007 SOLD OUT

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, choice. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1742MF, choice. Nicely toned and corrosion-free AU+ with slightly crude rims (as made). d041303770003 $475
Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF, choice. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF, choice. Slightly off-center AU- with nice toning and practically no corrosion. d041303770002 $475
Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF, choice. Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF, choice. Beautifully toned AU, no corrosion, slightly off-center strike. d041303770001 $475

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Cazador, sunk in 1784 in the Gulf of Mexico  Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Piedmont, sunk in 1795 off Cornwall, England Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.  Leocadia, sunk in 1800 off Punta Santa Elena, Ecuador Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC Professional numismatists specializing in the colonial coinage of Spanish America, shipwreck cob coins and artifacts of all nations.

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Clump of 3 Spanish colonial bust 8 reales (probably Lima 1800IJ), encrusted as found. Clump of 3 Spanish colonial bust 8 reales (probably Lima 1800IJ), encrusted as found. 88.03 grams total.Totally cocooned in white and green sandy encrustation with bits of shells, the coins in a tight but leaning stack. d111304191013 SOLD

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