BlackBeard's Treasure
Mexico 8r 1620

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: Mexico
Item Description: REALES MEXICO 8 X620MO D M06.003/05/2085.113
Full Grade: NGC SHIPWRECK EFFECT
Owner: jim hawkins

Set Details

Custom Sets: BlackBeard's Treasure
Davy Jones Locker
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Explorer

Owner Comments:

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.

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