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.  VISIT OUR SHIPWRECK HISTORY PAGE HERE

 

Early Shipwrecks 1500s-1600s

Santa Margarita, sunk in 1622

Sao Jose, sunk in 1622

"Lucayan Beach wreck," sunk 1628

"Spice Islands wreck," sunk ca. 1629

Concepcion, sunk in 1641

Capitana, sunk in 1654

Maravillas, sunk in 1656

ConsolaciĆ³n 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

SS New York, sunk in 1846

SS Republic, sunk in 1865

MS Douro, sunk in 1882

SS Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956

 

 

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

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Early Series

Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer P to left, mintmark M to right (oPo-oMo), right-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM, very rare, NGC XF 40. Nesmith-21; CT-76 type; S-M4. Richly toned and nearly perfect strike with 100% full details, slight central weakness caused by concave strike that NGC appears to have mistaken for wear, rarest variety of assayer P 4 reales (oPo-oMo and right-leaning panel) with fewer than a dozen examples recorded. NGC #3075389-019.

Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Early Series," assayer P to right, mintmark M to left (oMo-oPo), right-leaning panel, HISPANIARVM, NGC XF 40. Nesmith-26a type; CT-75 type; S-M4. Deep gunmetal toning with underlying luster, choice full strike, AU by today's standards. NGC #3157788-012.

e011904030004 $2,250

Late Series

      Back to top

 

Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

      Back to top

 

Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer Q, Grade 2, with Treasure Salvors Inc. certificate and tag.

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651O, with crown-alone countermark on shield. Thin from corrosive wear but with choice full countermark on full shield with bold P-O to left and 8-(O) to right, full but weaker cross with most of 1651 date, toned in crevices.

d111916111004 $695

      Back to top

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

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667(?)E. Good full pillars with partial date, bold POTOSI in legend, cross side corroded. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1667(?)E. Good full pillars with partial date, bold POTOSI in legend, cross side corroded. d041804562026 $240
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676(?)E. Typically corroded but with bold (partial) cross and pillars, one bold assayer and two bold mintmarks. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1676(?)E. Typically corroded but with bold (partial) cross and pillars, one bold assayer and two bold mintmarks. d041804562018 $275
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. Full but off-center cross, much flatness and corrosion but some parts of surface unpitted. d041804562024 Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1677E. Full but off-center cross, much flatness and corrosion but some parts of surface unpitted. d041804562024 d041804562024 $275
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. Three clear assayers and two dates despite typical corrosion. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. Three clear assayers and two dates despite typical corrosion. d041804562030 $295
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. Good full pillars, bold date below most of (bold) cross, typical corrosion, edge-split. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. Good full pillars, bold date below most of (bold) cross, typical corrosion, edge-split. d041804562025 $275
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. Good full pillars, bold date below most of (bold) cross, typical corrosion, edge-split. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1679C. Most of pillars-and-waves, weaker cross due to corrosion, edge-split. d041804562027 $265

      Back to top

Encrusted clump of two Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/2R (rare denomination), Philip IV and/or Charles II. Encrusted clump of two Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1/2R (rare denomination), Philip IV and/or Charles II. 6.22 grams total. Two small, thin coins that are just loaded with thick, grayish encrustation, a nice but very small display. d111804191019 $195

      Back to top

 

Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)81(L). Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, (16)81(L). 16.32 grams. Corroded but with partial shield and cross details visible plus last two digists of date. d121804671370e $175
Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible. 18.44 grams. Dark as uncleaned and corroded, with patch of encrustation on cross, with original certificate from the salvager. d011718021003 $125
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible. 12.26 grams. d051904191124-27 from corrosion but with clear shield and cross, nicely toned. With generic certificate from the salvagers. d111704191036 $125
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, assayer not visible. All moderately corroded and polished yet with some detail showing. With generic certificates from the salvagers. 1 available. d051804191016 $125
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 1/2 real, assayer not visible. 0.45 gram. Moderately corroded with partial cross, a rare denomination to find in a shipwreck. With generic certificate from the salvagers. d051804191019 $55

      Back to top

 

Merestein, sunk in 1702 off South Africa

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Mexico, cob 8 reales Ducatoons of the Spanish and United Netherlands. All moderately corroded and worn thin from saltwater immersion, partially visible design details. With generic certificate from the salvagers. 2 available. d051804191025-6 $75 each

      Back to top

 

"Taj Mahal treasure," sunk ca. 1702 off Sri Lanka

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). Heavily encrusted in attractive tan color with some details peeking through. Big clump of four silver rupees with much encrustation. 68.21 grams. Large, irregular clump with porous encrustation and rust patches, coins are dark with some having details visible. d081819181006 $645
Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). Heavily encrusted in attractive tan color with some details peeking through. Small clump of two silver rupees with much encrustation. 26.96 grams. Small and stable clump with dark and rusty encrustation, one coin with fully visible and detailed obverse showing for an overall nice display. d081819181007 $345
Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). Heavily encrusted in attractive tan color with some details peeking through. Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). Heavily encrusted in attractive tan color with some details peeking through. d081819181005 $175
Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). Bold details with hint of luster, very light surface corrosion. Surat, India (Mughal Empire), 1 rupee, Aurangzeb (1658-1707), AH1113 (1702). Bold details with hint of luster, very light surface corrosion. d081819181001 $175

      Back to top

 

 

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

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Zwolle, United Netherlands, Zwolle, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1659. 30.03 grams. Well detailed XF with some surface corrosion mainly on shield side, darkly toned all over. d081913111003 $295
Gelderland, United Netherlands, Gelderland, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1664. KM-41.1. 31.83 grams. Boldy struck XF/AU with planchet waviness, light corrosion overall. d061919161004 $395
Gelderland, United Netherlands, Gelderland, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1667. 31.37 grams. Boldy detailed XF/AU with a small area of strike weakness and some surface corrosion. d081913111002 $295
Gelderland, United Netherlands, Westfriesland, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1673. KM-46.1. 30.23 grams. XF with bold and detailed strike, some surface corrosion, clear date. d061919161005 $395

      Back to top

 

 

Zuytdorp, sunk in 1712 off Western Australia

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Zwolle, United Netherlands, Australia (Royal Australian Mint), silver $1 proof, 2011, 300th anniversary of the Zuytdorp's final voyage. Nicely designed commemorative coin highlighting the wreck of the Zuytdorp, a VOC trading vessel that left the Netherlands on Aug. 1, 1711 for Batavia. On board the ship was a shipment of newly struck 1711 6 stuivers, one of which is depicted on this coin. The ship never reached its port and was lost for over 200 years before its rediscovery in the early 1900s. Housed in RAM clamshell box with certificate (coin #1952 of 2,948 coins minted) and map. d071926011001 $125

1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer J. 26.81 grams. Bold oMJ, nearly full shield and cross despite light surface corrosion, somewhat silvery, with certificate #M-5194 signed by Harry Cannon (Real Eight Co. tan color cert.) d111804667024 $295
exico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Solid coin with no corrosion but some flatness, most of shield and cross, spots of dark staining. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Solid coin with no corrosion but some flatness, most of shield and cross, spots of dark staining. d121804671223 $295

      Back to top

 

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

France (Lyon mint), gold louis d'or, Louis XV, 1723-D, PCGS MS61. KM-468.5. 6.53 grams. High-quality example with muted luster, bold details, minor adjustment marks at edge, traces of very light encrustation on reverse. PCGS #36269962. France (Lyon mint), gold louis d'or, Louis XV, 1723-D, PCGS MS61. KM-468.5. 6.53 grams. High-quality example with muted luster, bold details, minor adjustment marks at edge, traces of very light encrustation on reverse. PCGS #36269962. d041801031001 $1,975

      Back to top

 

 

Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, Netherlands

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Gelderland, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1734, with original promotional case. Choice specimen with AU/UNC details, some unobtrusive corrosion around edges, good surfaces with even dark toning, housed in an original promotional case. Gelderland, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoon, 1734, with original promotional case. Choice specimen with AU/UNC details, some unobtrusive corrosion around edges, good surfaces with even dark toning, housed in an original promotional case. d071903011001 $595
United Netherlands United Netherlands "rider" ducatoon (encrusted). 26.50 grams. Heavily encrusted with bits of sediment and rusted iron. d031904141001 $595

      Back to top

 

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 southeast of England

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 26.56 grams. AU details with small areas of brown encrustation and richly toned all over, no corrosion. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1734MF. KM-103; CT-778. 26.56 grams. AU details with small areas of brown encrustation and richly toned all over, no corrosion. d111904191002 $495

      Back to top

 

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

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738/7MF. Very bold overdate (scarce), minimal surface corrosion but some light staining (typical) and old gouge (prior to salvage) on A of VTRA. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1738/7MF. Very bold overdate (scarce), minimal surface corrosion but some light staining (typical) and old gouge (prior to salvage) on A of VTRA. d111916111009 $495

      Back to top

 

Nuestra SeƱora de La Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

      Back to top

 

Bredenhof, sunk in 1753 off Mozambique, east of Africa

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Dutch East India Company (Zeeland province) copper duits, 1752. KM-152.2. Nice specimens with generally full details, some thinning and encrustation from corrosion. 11 available. Dutch East India Company (Zeeland province) copper duits, 1752. KM-152.2. Nice specimens with generally full details, some thinning and encrustation from corrosion. With generic certificates from the salvagers. 1 left. d051804191047 $45

      Back to top

 

 

Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1729, mintmark ampersand, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.27. 26.96 grams. VF/XF with light (surfaces) to moderate (rims) corrosion, uneven toning, dark patch in center of reverse, scarce mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1729, mintmark ampersand, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.27. 26.96 grams. VF/XF with light (surfaces) to moderate (rims) corrosion, uneven toning, dark patch in center of reverse, scarce mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. d051804191050 $195
France (Riom mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1731-O, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.15. 27.89 grams. VF/XF with patchy toning, minimal corrosion, large old X-scratch on reverse, scarce date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. France (Riom mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1731-O, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.15. 27.89 grams. VF/XF with patchy toning, minimal corrosion, large old X-scratch on reverse, scarce date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. d051804191051 $275
France (Dijon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-P, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.16. 27.45 grams. Low-contrast XF+ with light surface corrosion on obverse only, also odd cracking above head, light toning, rare date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. France (Dijon mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1736-P, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.16. 27.45 grams. Low-contrast XF+ with light surface corrosion on obverse only, also odd cracking above head, light toning, rare date for the mint. With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. d051804191054 $225
France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1737, mintmark ampersand, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.27. 27.93 grams. Lightly struck AU with hints of luster but uneven toning and generally low contrast, minimal surface corrosion, no rims, old adjustment scratches on both sides (large X on obverse). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. France (Aix mint), ecu, Louis XV, 1737, mintmark ampersand, ex-Auguste Shipwreck Research Collection. KM-486.27. 27.93 grams. Lightly struck AU with hints of luster but uneven toning and generally low contrast, minimal surface corrosion, no rims, old adjustment scratches on both sides (large X on obverse). With original (generic) certificate from the salvagers. d051804191056 $195

      Back to top

 

La Dromadaire, sunk in 1762 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

France (Rennes mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1759, mintmark 9. KM-512.27. 28.71 grams. Faint corrosion, some surface damage but details are sharp, edge lettering is legible, darkly toned, choice from this wreck. France (Bayonne mint), ecu, Louis XV (large bust), 1757-L. KM-512.12. 26.79 grams. Light corrosion with bold details, old scratch in front of bust, small area of edge damage. d081804619002 $225
French ecus of Louis XV, all corroded and damaged in some way. 10 available. French ecus of Louis XV, all corroded and partially damaged in some way. 10 available. d081804619013-22 $75 each
Mexico, cob 8 reales France, ecu, Louis XV, 1726, mintmark not visible. (fragment) d081804619024 $35

      Back to top

 

 

 

Cazador, sunk in 1784 in the Gulf of Mexico

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

      Back to top

 

 

Santo Andre, sunk in 1856 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

British East India Co., copper X cash, 1808. Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Charles IV, various mints and dates (where visible). Moderately corroded but each with most details clear and attributable to mints of Mexico, Lima and Potosi (some clear dates). With generic certificates from the salvagers. 6 available. d051804191177-82 $95 each
British East India Co., copper X cash, 1808. Spanish colonial bust 8 reales of Ferdinand VII, various mints and dates (where visible). Moderate to heavy corrosion but with most details clear, some bold dates, half with transitional bust (Mexico). With generic certificates from the salvagers. 3 available. d051804191186-88 $95 each

      Back to top

 

SS Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia

 

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

 

      Back to top

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

SA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1855-O, arrows at date, NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect, with original display box. Popular type coin with arrows flanking the date denoting a slightly reduced weight from pre-1853 halves. Nicely detailed with very minimal surface corrosion, still quite lustrous. With original Odyssey Marine Exploration wood box (slightly banged up with a missing foot) and documentary DVD "Search for the Republic" plus salvager's certificate. NGC #1793258-054. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1855-O, arrows at date, NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect, with original display box. Popular type coin with arrows flanking the date denoting a slightly reduced weight from pre-1853 halves. Nicely detailed with very minimal surface corrosion, still quite lustrous. With original Odyssey Marine Exploration wood box and documentary DVD "Search for the Republic" plus Sedwick photo-certificate. NGC #1793258-054. d081920231002 $495

plus $21 shipping

(USPS Priority Medium Box)

USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1858-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. Moderately corroded surfaces yet fully detailed. NGC #1794003-026. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1858-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. Moderately corroded surfaces yet fully detailed. NGC #1794003-026. d071901061003 $375
USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1859-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. Brilliant UNC coin with bright luster throughout and only the faintest of saltwater corrosion, remarkable condition from the wreck. NGC #1795383-168. USA (New Orleans mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1859-O, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. Brilliant UNC coin with bright luster throughout and only the faintest of saltwater corrosion, remarkable condition from the wreck. NGC #1795383-168. d071901061004 $425
USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860-O, high O, NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect, with original display box. Interesting and quite scarce variety found on the SS Republic wreck with a very high O mintmark residing just below the eagle, lending itself to the joke that the eagle is "laying an egg." Excellent high AU or UNC details with just the lightest hint of surface corrosion yet retaining bright luster. With original Odyssey Marine Exploration wood box and documentary DVD "Search for the Republic" plus salvager's certificate. NGC #1798609-019. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860-O, high O, NGC SS Republic Shipwreck Effect, with original display box. Interesting and quite scarce variety found on the SS Republic wreck with a very high O mintmark residing just below the eagle, lending itself to the joke that the eagle is "laying an egg." Excellent high AU or UNC details with just the lightest hint of surface corrosion yet retaining bright luster. With original Odyssey Marine Exploration wood box and documentary DVD "Search for the Republic" plus Sedwick photo-certificate. NGC #1798609-019. d081920231005 $575

plus $22 shipping

(USPS Priority Medium Box)

      Back to top

 

Schiehallion, sunk in 1879 off the Isle of Wight, England

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1844. Sp-3859; KM-735.1. 3.91 grams. Matte VF/XF, no problems. With certificate from the salvager. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1844. Sp-3859; KM-735.1. 3.91 grams. Matte VF/XF, no problems. With certificate from the salvager.  d111904191003 $895
Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1873, die 246. Sp-3860D; KM-735.2. 3.97 grams. AU- with faint traces of orange color in crevices. With certificate from the salvager. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1873, die 246. Sp-3860D; KM-735.2. 3.97 grams. AU- with faint traces of orange color in crevices. With certificate from the salvager. d111904191004 $795

      Back to top

 

 

RMS Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

London, Great Britain, 1 sovereign, 1871, Queen Victoria, St. George reverse, NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Lightly circulated surfaces with bright luster remaining, some faint rose gold toning in areas. NGC London, Great Britain, 1 sovereign, 1871, Queen Victoria, St. George reverse, NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Lightly circulated surfaces with bright luster remaining, some faint rose gold toning in areas. NGC #4472337-092.  d011901611013 $795
London, Great Britain, 1 sovereign, 1871, Queen Victoria, St. George reverse, NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Lightly circulated surfaces with bright luster remaining, some faint rose gold toning in areas. NGC London, Great Britain, 1 sovereign, 1872, Queen Victoria, St. George reverse, NGC AU 53 / R.M.S. Douro Shipwreck. Lightly circulated surfaces with bright luster remaining, some faint rose gold toning in areas. NGC #4472337-168.  b011901611009 $795

      Back to top

 

 

"Manila Bay treasure," dumped off the Philippines in 1942  

 

During World War II, US-administration Philippine coinage held by the Philippine Treasury was dumped in Manila Bay by the U.S. Navy on the eve of Japanese occupation. After the invasion, the Japanese forced Filipino divers and then, after some of the Filipinos died, U.S. Navy divers (prisoners of war) to recover the coins, from a depth of 120 feet. The divers hid many of the coins they recovered and smuggled them back into the Philippine economy, effectively undermining the Japanese paper currency. Just as the Japanese figured out what was happening, a typhoon came through and ended the salvage operation. Further salvage efforts by the U.S. Navy and private interests after the war resulted in the recovery of millions of the coins, but more than half remain there to this day.

 

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

      Back to top

 

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.
...

 

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)

 

      Back to top

Image Preview

(Click image to enlarge)

Description

Item #

Price

Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, $10, serial A/D 9454163, Coyne-Towers, Ottawa, Canada, Bank of Canada, $10, serial A/D 9454163, Coyne-Towers, "Devil's face" note, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. Excessively rare from the wreck and a very popular Canadian type note known as the "Devil's face" note with a ghoulish face seemingly visible in the hair curls of Queen Elizabeth. Typical edge degradation and dark staining around edges yet retaining good ink color and paper quality with clear vignettes and text. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. With original display box, salvager's certificate, informational brochure, and DVD copy of the documentary "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure." d071904790004 $1,295
USA, American Express Company, $100 traveler's check, serial R32622598, signed by ship's passenger, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. USA, American Express Company, $100 traveler's check, serial R32622598, signed by ship's passenger, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. Very rare high denomination traveler's check with a faded signature of a passenger from the ill-fated voyage. Excellent condition with only minor edge degradation and staining, nice original paper quality and ink colors. Pedigreed to the collection of diver Bart Malone, past curator of the Museum of New Jersey Maritime History. With original display box, salvager's certificate, and informational brochure. d071904790003 $795
USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935A, serial H36409238C, Julian-Morgenthau, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935A, serial H36409238C, Julian-Morgenthau, salvaged from the Andrea Doria (1956), in large lucite capsule and original promotional case. Very tough series from this wreck with only a handful found in the safe and among some of the earliest notes found, having been printed sometime between 1938 to 1944. Usual edge degradation and staining from spending 25 years underwater yet quite intact with some evidence of circulation. With original display box, salvager's certificate, and informational brochure. d071904790002 $525

     

Back to top

Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC - PO BOX 1964 | Winter Park, FL 32790 | Phone 407.975.3325 | office@sedwickcoins.com

 

   Join our Mailing List - Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC      IAPN MEMBER-  International Association of Professional Numismatists  ANA MEMBER American Numismatic Association

 

eBay Store Sedwickcoins  Online Store www.SedwickCoins.comThe Cob Report: Numismatic BlogLike Us on Facebook