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Category:  World Coins
Owner:  jim hawkins
Last Modified:  10/23/2014
Set Description

Pieces of Eight - Doubloons - 8 Reales - Pirate Treasures

Treasures from the Deep - Items Lost and then found again.

Set Goals
Certified Treasure of Shipwrecks and Relics of the Colonial era - Pirates and Scallywags and their Quest for Plunder and Treasure

... Dont look for Proof 70 here....

Good honest HISTORY comes with alittle 'Corrosion" and "Environmental Damage"

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View Coin Atocha, sunk in 1622 Bolivia 8R ND(1616-7)M BOLIVIA NCS Genuine 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.
View Coin DRY TORTUGAS SHIPWRECK , sunk 1622 Bolivia 8R (1574-86)P B BOLIVIA DRY TORTUGAS SHIPWRECK NGC NOT SUITABLE FOR CERTIFICATI 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.
View Coin Sao'Jose sunk 1622 -1620 Mexico 8 Reales Mexico REALES MEXICO 8 X620MO D M06.003/05/2085.113 NGC SHIPWRECK EFFECT 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.
View Coin “Panama hoard,” lost ca. 1629 BOLIVIA - COLONIAL 8R 1629P T NGC VF 35 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.

View Coin Capitana (Jesús María de la Limpia Concepción), sunk in 1654 Bolivia 8R (1651)P E BOLIVIA KM-19B NGC XF 40 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!
View Coin Maravillas Shipwreck, Sunk in 1656 Bolivia 8R 1652P E BOLIVIA MARAVILLAS SHIPWRECK NGC VF 30 8R 1652P E BOLIVIA - MARAVILLAS SHIPWRECK of 1656. New coin design after the Early shields
View Coin Seville Harbor Shipwreck , ca.1670 Bolivia 8R 1665P E BOLIVIA NGC VF Details 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.
View Coin Santa Maria de la Consolación that sank in 1681. BOLIVIA - COLONIAL 8R 1675P E NGC VF Details 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.
View Coin HBMS FEVERSHAM , sunk 1711 UNITED STATES 1S 1652 SMALL PINE TREE MASSACHUSETTS HBMS FEVERSHAM NGC VG Details 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.
View Coin 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast MEXICO - TO 1823 8R 1704MO L 1715 FLEET NGC VF 25 Mexico 8R 1704MO L - 1715 Fleet
View Coin 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast MEXICO - TO 1823 8R 1709MO J 1715 FLEET NGC VG 10 Mexico 8R 1709MO J - 1715 Fleet
View Coin 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast MEXICO - TO 1823 8R 1714MO J 1715 FLEET NGC VF 30 Mexico - 8R 1714MO J - 1715 Fleet shipwreck
View Coin 1715 Fleet - Sunk on Florida's East Coast MEXICO - TO 1823 ESCUDO (1712-13)MOJ 1715 FLEET NGC MS 63 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.

View Coin Vliegenthart, sunk in 1735 NETHERLANDS 1601-1816 DUCAT 1729 UTRECHT VLIEGENTHART SHIPWRECK NGC AU Details 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.
View Coin Mexico. 8 Reales, 1736-Mo MF.From the ship wreck Rooswijk (sunk 1739) MEXICO - TO 1823 8R 1736MO MF NGC XF Details
Mexico 8R 1736MO MF - From the ship wreck Rooswijk (sunk 1739)
View Coin Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 Peru 8R 1726L M PERU CAL-10 PRINCESS LOUISA WRECK NCS VG Details Princess Louisa, sunk in 1743 off the Cape Verde Islands, west of Africa
Laden with 20 chests (69,760 ounces) of Spanish silver, the East Indiaman Princess Louisa fell victim to surprise currents and inaccurate charts and struck a reef and sank off Isla de Maio in the early morning hours of April 18. 42 of the 116 people aboard floated to safety on the nearby island, but nothing on the ship could be saved.
View Coin Puno Hoard Lost in 1743 BOLIVIA - COLONIAL 2R 1734P E PUNO HOARD OF 1743 NGC VF Details PUNO HOARD OF 1743, 2R 1734P E, This two reale silver piece was recovered from a lost(circa 1743) paymaster's hoard that was recently discovered near Puno in the mountains on the Bolivian/Peruvian border. It is speculated that the mule train carrying a large hoard of coins down to the Pacific Coast to be put on galleons for Panama must have been attacked. The coins were then buried for later retrieval, but they were never retrieved.
View Coin Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 offSouth Africa MEXICO - TO 1823 8R 1743MO MF NGC AU Details Mexico 8 Reales - 1743MO MF - from the Reijgersdaal, sunk in 1747 off South Africa..
this typical East Indiaman was carrying eight chests of silver coins (nearly 30,000 coins) when she sank on October 25,1747, between Robben and Dassen Islands. After four-and-a-half months at sea,the crew had anchored there to fetch rock rabbits (“dassies,” for whichDassen Island was named) and other fresh food to relieve massive illness onboard the ship, on which some 125 had died and 83 were incapacitated out of 297people; but in the face of a gale, the anchor-line snapped and the ship foundered on the rocks. Only 20 survived the sinking,
View Coin La Luz, sunk in 1752 BOLIVIA - COLONIAL 4R 1748P q LA LUZ NGC FINE Details 4R 1748P q - Bolivia - Recovered from the LA Luz shipwreck off the coast of South America.
View Coin La Luz Shipwreck sunk 1752 BOLIVIA - COLONIAL 8R 1750P E (25.9g) NGC VF Details Bolivia 8R 1750P E ; South American ... La Luz Shipwreck
View Coin L'Auguste Shipwreck, sunk in 1761 MEXICO - TO 1823 8R 1748/7MO MF PCGS Genuine L'Auguste, sunk in 1761 off Nova Scotia, Canada..

After the end of the Seven Years’ War between England and France in 1759, French officers and aristocrats in Canada were sent from Quebec back to France in ships such as the Auguste. In stormy conditions and damaged by fire, the Auguste struck a sand bar on November 15 and subsequently sank in Aspy Bay off Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Only seven of the 121 on board survived
View Coin El Cazador sunk in 1784 Mexico 8R 1782MO FF MEXICO EL CAZADOR NGC The El Cazador, a Spanish brigantine of war, was lost without a trace in the winter of 1784 while on route from Vera Cruz Mexico to the port of New Orleans. The wreck site was accidentally discovered on August 2, 1993 by a fishing vessel working the area.
View Coin Piedmont, Sunk in 1795 Bolivia 2R 1668P E BOLIVIA PIEDMONT CB-6906 NGC GENUINE Piedmont / Lyme Bay Treasure - 2 Reales Bolivia.. One of a huge fleet of 300 ships on their way to the West Indies to suppress a French uprising, the Piedmont was forced into Lyme Bay during a hurricane on November 18, 1795, that scattered and sank the ships of the fleet all along the Dorset coast.
View Coin Admiral Gardner - Sunk 1809 INDIA - BRITISH 10CASH 1808 MADRAS PRESIDENCY (4.7g) ADMIRAL GARDNER NGC GENUINE 10 Cash - East India Company - On January 25, 1809, the Admiral Gardner encountered a heavy storm in the English Channel and was subsequently swept onto the rocks and sank with several lives lost
View Coin SS New York sunk in 1846 CENTRAL AMERICAN REPUBLIC 8R 1825NG M SS NEW YORK NGC The S.S. New York was an elegant 160 foot side-wheel steamship, complete with a wooden-hull and built in its namesake city in 1837. In the fateful year of 1846, the S.S. New York set sail from Galveston, Texas at 4:00 pm on September 5th with 53 passengers and crew on board. Captain John D. Phillips maneuvered the rough winds and an even rougher sea the first night out. After barely making 50 miles, the ship found itself in the path of a major hurricane.Only 36 souls aboard the S.S. New York survived by holding on to ship debris for two days until they were rescued by the S.S. Galveston. The S.S. New York was lost to the sea, taking the lives of 17 people, including five children. Also lost in the shipwreck was some thirty to forty thousand dollars in U.S. gold coins, U.S. silver coins, and bank notes as reported in insurance reports and manifests.
View Coin S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 CHILE - REPUBLIC 50C 1853SO PCGS Genuine S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 in deep water off North Carolina.

Sunk in a hurricane on September 12, 1857, the mail steamer Central America took with her more than 400 lives and over three tons of gold. The wreck lay undisturbed until 1986, when Tommy Thompson and his Columbus-America Discovery Group located the ship in 8500 feet of water. After 10 years of legal struggles, the salvagers were awarded about 92% of the treasure, with most of the rest going to insurance companies who had paid the claim when the ship sank. Widely touted as the greatest treasure ever found, the gold from the Central America has been very heavily promoted and cleverly marketed.

View Coin SS REPUBLIC Sunk in 1865 UNITED STATES 50C 1861 O SS REPUBLIC NGC PR 1 the sidewheel steamer Republic was carrying some $400,000 in Gold and Silver from New York to New Orleans when she sank in a hurricane about 100 miles offshore on October 25, 1865.

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