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Owner:  jim hawkins
Last Modified:  10/23/2014
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Slot: Atocha, sunk in 1622
Origin/Country: Bolivia
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R ND(1616-7)M BOLIVIA
Grade: NCS Genuine
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Bolivias mint started dating coins in 1617. This example is from the Atocha, sunk in 1622 west of Key West, Florida.
Arguably the most famous of all Spanish galleons salvaged in our time, the Atocha was the almiranta of the 1622 Fleet, which left Havana several weeks late and soon ran into a hurricane. Eight ships of the 28-ship fleet were lost, wrecked on the reefs between the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys or sunk in deeper water. Five people survived the sinking of the Atocha and were saved by another vessel, but the wreck itself was scattered after another hurricane hit the site exactly one month later, so the Spanish were never able to salvage what was one of the richest galleons ever to sail.
Slot: DRY TORTUGAS SHIPWRECK , sunk 1622
Origin/Country: Bolivia
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R (1574-86)P B BOLIVIA DRY TORTUGAS SHIPWRECK
Grade: NGC NOT SUITABLE FOR CERTIFICATI
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Bolivia - 8R (1574-86)P B, DRY TORTUGAS SHIPWRECK.. identified as a sister ship to the Atocha. Sank 1622.. Too much corrosion to get an official NGC slab.
Slot: Sao'Jose sunk 1622 -1620 Mexico 8 Reales
Origin/Country: Mexico
Design Description:
Item Description: REALES MEXICO 8 X620MO D M06.003/05/2085.113
Grade: NGC SHIPWRECK EFFECT
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Sailing in haste from Lisbon, the São José was the Almiranta of a fleet on a King's mission. It was transporting royal treasure to Goa, the capital of Portugal's overseas empire. Traveling with the fleet was Francisco da Gama, the great grandson of legendary Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, en route to Goa, India, to reign as Viceroy. Attacked at sea by English and Dutch ships, they battled heroically for several days, but in the end, the São José and da Gama's royal treasure were lost off the Mozambique coast.
Slot: “Panama hoard,” lost ca. 1629
Origin/Country: BOLIVIA - COLONIAL
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1629P T
Grade: NGC VF 35
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Bolivia 8 Reales 8R 1629P T... attributed to :
“Panama hoard,” lost ca. 1629 on the Camino Real trail in Panama.

In the early 1990s the numismatic market began to hear about a massive find (tens of thousands) of early Potosí cobs (practically all 8 and 4 reales) in fabulous condition—in fact, totally uncorroded but with telltale orange clay on what were otherwise Mint State (or nearly so) surfaces. Soon this hoard took on many different names as the stories emerged: “Camino Real Trail hoard,” “Panama hoard,” and, curiously, “Mule Train hoard” (based on a rumor that the hoard was lost when a mule that was carrying the treasure fell over a cliff). The only thing that we know for certain is that the latest date on the coins in the hoard was 1629, which is when we presume it was lost.

Slot: Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654
Origin/Country: Bolivia
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R (1651)P E BOLIVIA KM-19B
Grade: NGC XF 40
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8R (1651)P E BOLIVIA ..Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654...
Obviously overloaded, technically the Capitana sank due to pilot error, which drove the ship onto the reefs south of the peninsula known as Punta Santa Elena, a geographic feature the pilot thought he had cleared. Twenty people died in the disaster. For eight years afterward, Spanish salvagers officially recovered over 3 million pesos of coins and bullion (with probably much more recovered off the record), leaving only an unreachable lower section for divers to find in our time. Ironically, the main salvager of the Capitana in the 1650s and early 1660s was none other than the ship’s silvermaster, Bernardo de Campos, whose fault it was that the ship was overloaded with contraband in the first place!
Slot: SAN MIGUEL DE ARCHANGEL , sunk 1659
Origin/Country: BOLIVIA - COLONIAL
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1658P E SAN MIGUEL DE ARCHANGEL SHIPWRECK
Grade: NGC NOT SUITABLE FOR CERTIFICATI
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Bolivia 8R 1658P E - SHIPWRECK SAN MIGUEL DE ARCHANGEL
Slot: Maravillas Shipwreck, Sunk in 1656
Origin/Country: Bolivia
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1652P E BOLIVIA MARAVILLAS SHIPWRECK
Grade: NGC VF 30
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8R 1652P E BOLIVIA - MARAVILLAS SHIPWRECK of 1656. New coin design after the Early shields
Slot: Seville Harbor Shipwreck , ca.1670
Origin/Country: Bolivia
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1665P E BOLIVIA
Grade: NGC VF Details
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Bolivia 8R 1665P E BOLIVIA - Treasure sailed upriver by boat to Seville. Sometime in 1671 it is believed one of these boats sank outside Seville, or at least its treasure was lost there somehow in the river, for in the mid-1990s a large hoard of obviously salvaged silver cob 8 and 4 reales of Potosí, none dated later than 1671, and mostly in decent condition, began to emerge from markets in Spain without provenance but reportedly found in Seville Harbor during the installation of a fiber-optic cable across the river.
Slot: Santa Maria de la Consolación that sank in 1681.
Origin/Country: BOLIVIA - COLONIAL
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1675P E
Grade: NGC VF Details
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Bolivia 8 Reales - 1675P E , piece of eight from the treasure ship Santa Maria de la Consolación that sank in 1681. The Consolación, a Spanish Armada del Sur (South Sea Armada) galleon, was lost in 1681 after striking a reef near Guayaquil Ecuador.
Slot: HBMS FEVERSHAM , sunk 1711
Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: EARLY AMERICAN - PRE-DECLARATION 1616-1775
Item Description: 1S 1652 SMALL PINE TREE MASSACHUSETTS HBMS FEVERSHAM
Grade: NGC VG Details
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1Shilling - 1652 SMALL PINE TREE MASSACHUSETTS , HMS FEVERSHAM was a 32 gun Fifth Rate warship. This type of vessel, sometimes called a one and a half decker, is representative of the growing numbers of smaller warships (later called frigates) being developed by the Royal Navy to escort supply ships in response to the new strategic emphasis by the French on commerce raiding instead of fleet battles. These smaller warships were ideal for colonial waters and would play important roles in battles between the French, English and Americans in North America.. FEVERSHAM was escorting three supply ships joining a British invasion fleet attacking Quebec when she lost her way in a gale and sailed too close to the rocks off Scaterie Island. All four ships foundered and sank. Of FEVERSHAM's crew of 150, only 48 survived.
Slot: 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast
Origin/Country: MEXICO - TO 1823
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1704MO L 1715 FLEET
Grade: NGC VF 25
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Mexico 8R 1704MO L - 1715 Fleet
Slot: 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast
Origin/Country: MEXICO - TO 1823
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1709MO J 1715 FLEET
Grade: NGC VG 10
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Mexico 8R 1709MO J - 1715 Fleet
Slot: 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast
Origin/Country: MEXICO - TO 1823
Design Description:
Item Description: 8R 1714MO J 1715 FLEET
Grade: NGC VF 30
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Mexico - 8R 1714MO J - 1715 Fleet shipwreck
Slot: 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast
Origin/Country: MEXICO - TO 1823
Design Description:
Item Description: ESCUDO (1712-13)MOJ KM-51.2 1715 FLEET
Grade: NGC MS 63
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1715 Fleet, east coast of Florida

The Spanish 1715-Fleet disaster was probably the greatest to befall any of the Spanish treasure fleets in terms of casualties and money, with reports of a loss of 14 million pesos and as many as 1,000 or more lives.

Slot: Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735
Origin/Country: NETHERLANDS 1601-1816
Design Description:
Item Description: DUCAT 1729 UTRECHT VLIEGENTHART SHIPWRECK
Grade: NGC AU Details
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Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 off Zeeland, the Netherlands ...

The East Indiaman Vliegenthart (“Flying Hart” in Dutch) had just departed Rammekens for the East Indies when the deadly combination of a northeast gale, a spring tide and pilot error sent her into a sand bank behind her sister-ship Anna Catharina. The latter ship broke apart in the storm while the Vliegenthart, damaged and firing her cannons in distress, slipped off the bank and sank in 10 fathoms of water. All hands on both ships were lost.
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