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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"Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550

Atocha, sunk in 1622

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622

Sao Jose, sunk in 1622

Campen, sunk in 1627

"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

 

Feversham, sunk in 1711

1715 Plate Fleet

Akerendam, sunk in 1725

Spanish 1733 Fleet

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739

Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747

Cazador, sunk in 1784

Other Shipwrecks

 

 

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

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Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Late Series," assayer R to left, mintmark M to left (R-M). Nesmith-74; S-M7; CT-90. 13.07 grams. Broad flan with full details, AU details but silvery from cleaning and with spots of black encrustation as from salvage. e111604194001 $695

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Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

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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). 2 available.

d061404191044-45 $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 SOLD

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Campen, sunk in 1627 off Isle of Wight, south of England.

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Clump of two Dutch "lion" daalders (one Utrecht 1616, the other completely cocooned) in a thick concretion of debris (as found).82.21 grams. Thick and solid concretion totally covering one coin, the other offset and about 70% exposed, with decent details on both sides (darkly toned), spot of glue at bottom to make it stand upright. With certificate #CCC4012 from the salvager. Recovered from: Campen, sunk in 1627 off Isle of Wight, south of England.

d061604192001 $795

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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 III or IV, assayer D. Uncleaned and coral-encrusted as found. 22 grams
 

d011708191003 SOLD

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

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q. Uncleaned as found. 15.9 grams.
 

d011708191009 SOLD

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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 SOLD

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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 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. 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. d111604193003 $395
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1653E, PH at top. Three left. None more than half a coin remaining due to edge corrosion, but all with enough detail to attribute main Types, and generally nicely toned. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir collection, cataloged and pictured in his book as follows: #IV.1-A.??(ND)2 (page 116); V.1-A.?b(ND)1 (page 137); and VIII.1-B.??.x(ND)1 (page 240). d111604191024-26 $95 each 

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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. weight: 14.5 grams. Heavy corrosion all over but visible countermark and assayer. d011704362012 $195
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. 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  
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V/A.. Weight: Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1652E transitional Type V/A. weight: 14.6 grams. Partial planchet with most details visible. d011704362013 $195

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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 $150

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Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

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Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, interesting shape. 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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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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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. 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. 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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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. Nice solid piece with even toning and clear last two digits of the date.

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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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Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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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 SOLD

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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 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 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 HOLD

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

d061404191019 $175
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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