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 Pirated Wreck, sunk in 1681

Joanna, sunk in 1682

 

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711

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

 

 

Early Shipwrecks 1500's-1600

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"Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550 in the Northern Caribbean. Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer R at bottom between pillars, round panel, encapsulated NGC VF details. Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer R at bottom between pillars, round panel, encapsulated NGC VF details. Large flan with full details, minor surface corrosion, darkty toned all over. Recovered from: "Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550 in the Northern Caribbean. d011716111005 SOLD

     

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

d051704192015 $395

     

 

"Rill Cove wreck," sunk ca. 1618 off Cornwall, England

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer (F)-oD, rare. S-M14; KM-43; CT-155. 19.18 grams. Dark and thin from moderate to heavy corrosion but with clear 8-oD to right of full and well-detailed shield.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer (F)-oD, rare. S-M14; KM-43; CT-155. 19.18 grams. Dark and thin from moderate to heavy corrosion but with clear 8-oD to right of full and well-detailed shield.

d111604193002 SOLD

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San Martin, sunk in 1618 off the east coast of Florida

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer (F)-oD, rare. 15.46 grams. Thin from corrosion but with bold full cross, nearly full shield, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip II, assayer (F)-oD, rare. 15.46 grams. Thin from corrosion but with bold full cross, nearly full shield, toned on fields. Pedigreed to the David Horner collection.

d111604191020 SOLD

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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  

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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.

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.

d111404191068 $225
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. 62.4 grams. Three corroded-thin cob 8 reales (mints uncertain) with much separation between them and granular encrustation throughout. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191054 $395
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 2 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 41.1 grams. Two corroded-thin cob 8 reales (mints uncertain) with staining from iron and copper corrosion, some encrustation and curvy remains of some kind of shipworm of the family Teredinidae. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191055 $225
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 3-1/2 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-minted cobs and the triangular one as Mexico City-minted, significant amounts of encrustation. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191056 $395
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. 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.

d111404191057 $395
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 2 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 43.5 grams. Two corroded-thin cob 8 reales (mints uncertain) tightly together with large chunks of encrustation. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191058 $225
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 2-1/2 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 40 grams. Two and a half corroded-thin cob 8 reales (mints uncertain) tightly together with large chunks of encrustation. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191059 $250
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. 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 certificate.

d111404191060 $395
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. 45.4 grams. Three corroded-thin cob 8 reales (uncertain mints) encrusted tightly together. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191061 $295
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. 53.2 grams. Three corroded-thin cob 8 reales (two with uncertain mints, one with clear Mexico City-style cross) encrusted with some separation. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191062 $325
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 2 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 45.4 grams. Two corroded-thin cob 8 reales (uncertain mints) encrusted tightly together. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191063 $225
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 2 silver cobs, partially encrusted. 34.8 grams. Two corroded cob 4 reales (thicker cob is from Spain, the other is possibly Potosi) encrusted together. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191064 $225
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.

d111404191065 $295
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. 36.3 grams. Three corroded-thin cobs, one 8 reales and two 4 reales (mints uncertain) encrusted together. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191066 $295
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. 32.2 grams. Three corroded 4 reales (mints uncertain), tightly encrusted together with dark corrosion patches. With generic salvager's certificate.

d111404191067 $250

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

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. Thick flan with surface corrosion only on shield, full oMD and cross, deeply toned.

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer D. Thick flan with surface corrosion only on shield, full oMD and cross, deeply toned.

d071719081002 SOLD

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

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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

Potosi Mint 

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

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III or IV, assayer not visible. Darkly encrusted, thin from corrosion, most of shield and cross in evidence.

d011708191020 $ 125
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.

d011708191024 $ 150

 

Concepcion, sunk 1641 off Hispaniola

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  Concepcion, sunk 1641 off Hispaniola Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P. Strangely corroded with lots of "bites" in edge (about 1/3 missing), yet with full and clear oM mintmark and 16 of date, some cross and shield, nicely toned, housed in promotional (large, blue) "wallet style" certificate. d041704400008 SOLD

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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. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)55P. S-M19; KM-45; CT-362. 26.33 grams. Choice full cross despite typical flatness, the shield and oMP also full but weaker, no corrosion or toning. With Marex tag #91-8R-1735. d051704192012 SOLD

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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. corrosion all over but with visible countermark. d051704191010 $195
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (16)52E transitional Type IV/A. S-P37; KM-A20.4; CT-432. 22.12 grams. Bold full pillars (and crown above) with full F-8-IIII, PLV-SVL-TRA and E-8-E, full crowned shield with bold O-E-52 to right but with much corrosion on that side, deeply toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, #IV.1-A.ad1(11)4 in his book (page 94), with Herman Moro photo-certificate #pat-3200. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1650O, early-style date, with crowned-(?) countermark on cross. 27.25 grams. Full shield and cross, the latter with just the crown of the countermark visible and the former with bold crown above and 8-O to right, crude edge (thin and split twice), darkly toned, no corrosion. With Marex tag #91-8R-0082. d051704191006 $595
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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Consolacion "Isla del Muerto" Pirated Wreck, sunk in 1681 off Ecuador

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1678E. 16.41 grams. well centered with all the elements visible, darkly toned. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #2016339. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1673E. 1.58 grams. Full pillars and waves, slightly weak date but visible mint mark and cross. With ROBCAR photo-certificate #2016372. d011704356003 SOLD

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Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

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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. 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. d011718021003 $125

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DeLiefde, sunk in 1711 off the Shetland Isles, north of Scotland

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Utrecht, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1711, choice. Choice and uncorroded specimen with full details all over, no toning, just slight surface graininess. Utrecht, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1711, choice. Choice and uncorroded specimen with full details all over, no toning, just slight surface graininess. d071719081004 SOLD

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1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida

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8 reales cob piece of eight  1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida

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 SOLD

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4 reales cob piece of eight  1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida 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 SOLD

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8 reales cob piece of eight  1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida Lima, Peru, cob 8 reales, 1692V, choice. S-L20; KM-34. 27.6 grams. Rounder flan with good full cross and pillars-and-waves despite flat strike here and there (the top of one pillar choice), clear full date, with patching toning and small incrustation on the cross side. d041604267001 SOLD

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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.

d061604192015 SOLD

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Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada.

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France (La Rochelle mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1725-H, encapsulated NGC Genuine / Le Chameau. Dav-1329

France (La Rochelle mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1725-H, encapsulated NGC Genuine / Le Chameau. Dav-1329

d071707181001 SOLD

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Vliegenthart, 1735  off Zeeland, the Netherlands

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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. Full date and oMR, most of shield and cross despite surface corrosion, toned all over. d071719081006 SOLD

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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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Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1740MF. Mostly AU details but centers a bit weak and with adjustment marks, nicely toned and corrosion-free.

Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1743MF. KM-103; CT-795. 26.92 grams. Very choice specimen with UNC details and luster on fields, no corrosion, small patches of encrustation, rainbow toning.

d051704192014 SOLD

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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.

d051704191012

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Nicobar, sunk in 1783 off False Bay, South Africa

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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783FF. Sweden, 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. (last one) d111610011006 $195

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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 2 reales, Charles III, 1783(FF), encapsulated NGC Genuine / El Cazador. Brightly cleaned, moderately toned with piece of top edge missing, nearly all details still clear. d021723141002 SOLD

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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.

 

 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 HOLD
 USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1846-O, encapsulated NGC SS New York Shipwreck Effect. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1846-O, encapsulated NGC SS New York Shipwreck Effect. Full details despite areas of surface corrosion, tiny spots of toning. d051707031001 HOLD
 USA (New Orleans mint), ten cents seated Liberty, 1841-O, encapsulated NGC SS New York Shipwreck Effect. USA (New Orleans mint), ten cents seated Liberty, 1841-O, encapsulated NGC SS New York Shipwreck Effect. Full details despite areas of moderate surface corrosion, mostly bright. d051707031002 HOLD

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 (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1853, arrows and rays, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect. USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar seated Liberty, 1853, arrows and rays, encapsulated NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect. Full details despite surface corrosion on part of obverse (only), mostly bright. d071711032001 SOLD
 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. Full details and no corrosion (just a few minor scratches), housed in promo holder with certificate. d071703031001 SOLD

 

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 1935E, serial J94554781H, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large PCGS Currency capsule and promotional case, grade "A." Wrinkled note with folds, small hole in right side. Minor stains throughout with larger rust stain across top margin. 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." Recovered from: the Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956 off  Massaschusetts. x051713201003 SOLD

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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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