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-1620s

"Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550

Atocha, sunk in 1622

Sao Jose, sunk in 1622

 

Shipwrecks 1640s-1690s

Concepcion, sunk in 1641

Capitana, sunk in 1654

Maravillas, sunk in 1656

Consolacion, sunk in 1681

Joanna, sunk in 1682

 

Shipwrecks 1700s-1730s

Association, sunk in 1707

DeLiefde, sunk in 1711

1715 Plate Fleet

Akerendam, sunk in 1725

Le Chameau, sunk in 1725

Spanish 1733 Fleet

Rooswijk, sunk in 1739

Shipwrecks 1740s-1800s

Hollandia, sunk in 1743

Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747

Luz, sunk in 1752

Auguste, sunk in 1761

El Cazador, sunk in 1784

 

Shipwrecks 1840s-1900s

SS New York, sunk in 1846

SS Republic, sunk in 1865

Schiehallion, sunk in 1879

RMS Douro, sunk in 1882

SS John Barry, sunk in 1944

SS Andrea Doria, sunk in 1956

  

 

 

Early Shipwrecks 1500s-1620s

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

Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, Mexico City, Mexico, 4 reales, Charles-Joanna, "Late Series," assayer A to right, mintmark M to left, NGC AU 53. NGC #4333276-001. d102105100004 SOLD

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São José sunk in 1622 off Mozambique, east of Africa

Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D/F (ca. 1618), NGC shipwreck effect / Sao Jose. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip III, assayer D/F (ca. 1618), NGC shipwreck effect / Sao Jose. NGC # 1974001-035 (Sao Jose Shipwreck Label). d072105063006 $395
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1618D/F. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1618D/F. NGC #1974001-034 (Sao Jose Shipwreck Label). d072105060034 $595
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1620D. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1620D. NGC #2116563-011 (Sao Jose Shipwreck Label). d072105060036 $495

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Spain

Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1613V, NGC Sao Jose / Shipwreck Effect, full date. Seville, Spain, cob 4 reales, 1613V, NGC Sao Jose / Shipwreck Effect, full date. NGC #1974065-041 (Sao Jose Shipwreck Label). d072105060042 $495
Spain, cob 8 reales, 1621, full date. Spain, cob 8 reales, 1621, full date. NGC #1974065-020 (Sao Jose Shipwreck Label). d072105060033 $495
Spain (unknown mint), cob 4 reales, 1621, NGC Sao Jose / Shipwreck Effect, full date. Spain (unknown mint), cob 4 reales, 1621, NGC Sao Jose / Shipwreck Effect, full date. NGC #1974065-030 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d072105060044 $455

Potosi

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1619T. NGC #1974001-015 (Sao Jose Shipwreck Label). d072105060035 $595

Atocha, sunk in 1622 off Key West

Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II or III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, with original Fisher tag and certificate. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip II or III, assayer not visible, Grade 2, with original Fisher tag and certificate. 23.80 grams. Solid example with minor surface corrosion, nearly complete shield and cross, partial legends. With original Fisher tag and certificate #85A-199429. d092004959005 SOLD

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Shipwrecks 1640s-1690s

Concepcion, sunk in 1641 off Hispaniola

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, NGC VF details / sea salvaged. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, NGC VF details / sea salvaged. 26.11 grams. S-M19; KM-45; Cal-Type 319. Broad, roundish flan with bold full oMP and denomination 8, technically full but somewhat weak cross and shield, minimal surface corrosion, small edge-split, lightly toned. NGC #5969527-005 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d062104191003 $895

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Capitana, sunk in 1654 off Chanduy, Ecuador

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651 O, with crowned-T (Mastalir Ta) countermark on shield, rare, Mastalir Plate. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1651 O, with crowned-T (Mastalir Ta) countermark on shield, rare, Mastalir Plate. S-P35; KM-19b; Cal-1489. 24.78 grams. Choice full countermark near center of shield with faint but certain P-O to left and 8-O to right, full king's ordinal IIII, the cross side weak and corroded but with most of 5 of date visible, crack in edge and a few small dark spots. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir Collection of Countermarked Potosi Cobs and Mastalir's Plate coin, with copy of Herman Moro certificate. d112104191004 $1,150
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2) O or E, with crowned-O (Mastalir O4) countermark on cross, unique, Mastalir plate. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, (1651-2) O or E, with crowned-O (Mastalir O4) countermark on cross, unique, Mastalir plate. KM-19b. 10.16 grams. Very thin from corrosion but with one bold castle and one bold lion above a partial countermark that Mastalir has identified as a crowned O of a unique style, the shield side almost totally blank, darkly toned all over. Pedigreed to the Roberto Mastalir Collection of Countermarked Potosi Cobs and Mastalir's Plate coin, with copy of Herman Moro certificate. i112104191038 $325

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Maravillas, sunk in 1656 off Grand Bahama Island

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-Bahama Coin & Stamp Ltd (rare), NGC VF details / sea salvaged (Shipwreck Label). Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer P, ex-Bahama Coin & Stamp Ltd (rare), NGC VF details / sea salvaged (Shipwreck Label). 26.26 grams. S-M19; KM-45. Solid coin with light surface corrosion, bold mintmark, assayer, and denomination, nearly complete shield and cross, small spot of rust encrustation on rim. With rare original (small) certificate from Bahama Coin & Stamp Ltd (1960s). NGC #5971307-003 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d062104191026 $1,795
Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible. 15.17 grams. Somewhat misshapen from heavy corrosion but with one castle in part of cross clear, lightly toned. d062004918086 $175
Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (pillars and waves). Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, Philip IV, assayer not visible (pillars and waves). 9.28 grams. Most of pillars-and-waves and cross despite very heavy corrosion and thinning, traces of black toning. d062004918093 $195

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Consolacion, sunk in 1681 off Stan Clara Island, Ecuador

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669 E, NGC VF details / sea salvaged. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 1 real, 1669 E, NGC VF details / sea salvaged. With ROBCAR tag and certificate #M20135. NGC #5979129-003 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d072104111003 HOLD

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Joanna, sunk in 1682 off South Africa

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, NGC VF details / sea salvaged. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, NGC VF details / sea salvaged. choice, with generic cert from salvors. NGC #5971307-011 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d082105071048 SOLD

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Association, sunk in 1707 off the Isles of Scilly, England

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Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671 E, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. Potosi, Bolivia, cob 8 reales, 1671 E, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. three partial dates. NGC #5971307-001(Shipwreck Blue Label). d082105071038 $895

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

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Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1711, NGC UNC details / sea salvaged. Utrecht, United Netherlands, gold ducat, 1711, NGC UNC details / sea salvaged. NGC #5979129-001 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d092112031001 $2,295

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1715 Plate Fleet, east coast of Florida

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, encrusted (as found), ex-Fisher. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, Charles II, assayer not visible, encrusted (as found), ex-Fisher. 26.78 grams. Curious square shape with just enough visible detail to attribute behind a dark veneer of green and gray crust, good weight, desirable early provenance. With original tag and (small) Treasure Salvors certificate #2180 from 1971 hand-signed by Mel Fisher. d112104191007 $750

4 Reales

Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer J. 26.32 grams. Solid and uncorroded but with dark patches and some appended encrustation, much flatness, clear oMJ and unusually full crown. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 4 reales, Philip V, assayer J. 12.67 grams. Solid coin (no corrosion) with some shield and cross despite flatness, lightly toned, with white encrustation in crevices. d012004021053 SOLD

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Akerendam, sunk in 1725 off the coast of Norway

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United Netherlands, United Netherlands, "rider" ducatoons, some mints and/or dates visible. Moderate to heavy corrosion, a few with some details showing. 8 available. i112104191044-51

$225 each

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Le Chameau, sunk in 1725 off Nova Scotia, Canada

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France (Paris mint), gold Louis d'or, Louis XV, 1723-A, LL monogram with palm branches, NGC MS 62 / Le Chameau. France (Paris mint), gold Louis d'or, Louis XV, 1723-A, LL monogram with palm branches, NGC MS 62 / Le Chameau. NGC #5958105-004 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d062105055004 $4,295
France (Bordeaux mint), gold Louis d'or, Louis XV, 1724-K, NGC MS 62 / Le Chameau. France (Bordeaux mint), gold Louis d'or, Louis XV, 1724-K, NGC MS 62 / Le Chameau. NGC #5958105-013 "top pop"(Shipwreck Blue Label). d062105055013 $5,295

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Spanish 1733 Fleet, Florida Keys

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 F, NGC Fine details / sea salvaged. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 F, NGC Fine details / sea salvaged. 23.03 grams. NGC #5979129-004 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d092105091007 SOLD

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Rooswijk, sunk in 1739 off southeast England

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Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 R, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. Mexico City, Mexico, cob 8 reales, 1730 R, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. with original (generic) certificate from salvors. NGC #5971307-005 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d072104111004 SOLD

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

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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 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 SOLD

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Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa

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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735 MF, NGC AU details / sea salvaged. Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 8 reales, Philip V, 1735 MF, NGC AU details / sea salvaged. with Sedwick cert. NGC #5969527-007 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d082105071003 SOLD

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Luz, sunk in 1752 off Montevideo, Uruguay

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Santiago, Chile, gold bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5 J, NGC MS 60 PL / La Luz (1752), ex-Sotheby's (1993). Santiago, Chile, gold bust 4 escudos, Ferdinand VI, 1750/5 J, NGC MS 60 PL / La Luz (1752), ex-Sotheby's (1993). Cal-742; KM-2. Brightly lustrous (per the PL designation) with typical light marks, slightly off-center reverse with minor weakness in center, much encrustation in crevices, desirable original auction pedigree. NGC #5961243-009 (Shipwreck Blue Label). Pedigreed to the Luz (1752) and to the Sotheby's (New York) "Uruguayan Treasure of the River Plate" auction of March 1993, with original lot-tag #370. d112104191024 $5,950

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Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada

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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 SOLD

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El Cazador, sunk in 1784 off New Orleans

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Mexico City, Mexico, pillar 1 reals, Philip V, NGC Genuine / El Cazador. Pair of Mexico City, Mexico, bust 8 reales, Charles III, 1783 FF, in promotional "America's First Silver Dollar" display. d072102081001 SOLD

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SS New York, sunk in 1846 off Louisiana

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Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1788FM, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS New York. Mexico City, Mexico, bust 2 reales, Charles III, 1788FM, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS New York. Surfaces corroded but with most details visible, slightly bent and holed at the top. In the 1800s, it was common practice to hole coins so they could be kept on a string or sewn into clothing for safekeeping. Furthermore, this coin is a good example of the foreign coins in circulation within the United States during the 1840s. NGC #1970723-028. d122004980002 SOLD

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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.

 

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USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1853-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic Inscribed. Not only is this a desirable type coin from the wreck but the additional presence of a hand carved A on the obverse makes this a unique shipwreck coin. One can imagine a bored person in New Orleans errantly carving this initial into the coin they found in their pocket sometime in the 1850s or 1860s. NGC #1831167-032. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1854, with arrows, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. According to "The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection" by Q. David Bowers, only 338 Philadelphia-minted 1854 halves were found aboard the SS Republic, a small fraction when compared to the 3,434 New Orleans-minted halves that were salvaged. NGC #1797738-002. d012205140001

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USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1853-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic Inscribed. Not only is this a desirable type coin from the wreck but the additional presence of a hand carved A on the obverse makes this a unique shipwreck coin. One can imagine a bored person in New Orleans errantly carving this initial into the coin they found in their pocket sometime in the 1850s or 1860s. NGC #1831167-032. USA (New Orleans Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1853-O, NGC Shipwreck Effect / SS Republic Inscribed. Not only is this a desirable type coin from the wreck but the additional presence of a hand carved A on the obverse makes this a unique shipwreck coin. One can imagine a bored person in New Orleans errantly carving this initial into the coin they found in their pocket sometime in the 1850s or 1860s. NGC #1831167-032. d072115031001

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USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860, rare, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. USA (Philadelphia Mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1855, arrows, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect (B) XF, rare. Only 67 recovered from the wreck. NGC #1797010-007.
 
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USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860, rare, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1857, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. NGC #1796656-020.
 
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USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1860, rare, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. USA (Philadelphia mint), Seated Liberty half dollar, 1861, US issue, NGC SS Republic / Shipwreck Effect. NGC #1794605-161. d072105062001

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

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Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1844, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. Great Britain (London, England), gold half sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1844, NGC VF details / saltwater damage. Sp-3859; KM-735.1. 3.91 grams. Matte VF/XF, no problems. With certificate from the salvager. NGC #5969527-002 (Shipwreck Blue Label). d111904191003 SOLD

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RMS Douro, sunk in 1882 off Cape Finisterre, Spain

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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.   d011901611013 SOLD

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SS John Barry, sunk in 1944 off the Straits of Oman  

 

A fascinating piece of World War II history, these coins were part of a special, secret wartime cargo of 3 million silver coins sent to fund American oil interests in Saudi Arabia. They were struck at the Philadelphia Mint and then shipped aboard the American Liberty ship SS John Barry when it was torpedoed by U-859 on August 28, 1944 off the Straits of Oman. In 1994, around half of the coins were salvaged using modern technology from the staggering depth of 8,500 feet.

 

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Saudi Arabia (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), silver riyal, AH1354 (1935). Saudi Arabia (struck at the Philadelphia Mint), silver riyal, AH1354 (1935). KM-18. All UNC, some with dark toning and/or minor saltwater corrosion but all fully detailed. Accompanied with your choice of original salvor's certificate (generic) or a Sedwick photo-certificate. 50 available.  d052004915010-35, d122004141001-25 $85 each

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

 

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USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935D, serial R81178009F, Clark-Snyder, in lucite display, PCGS Currency Grade B. USA, $1 silver certificate, series 1935C, serial H58093282E Julian-Snyder, PCGS Currency Grade B, with display box. Very scarce earlier note from this wreck; of the 2,726 silver certificates graded by PCGS Currency in 2006, just under 2.5% were from the 1935C series. PCGS #80016882. Encased in a Lucite holder contained in a display box accompanied by a salvager's certificate and promotional DVD entitled "S.S. Andrea Doria: A Journey of Adventure."  d072105065010 $995

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