Davy Jones Locker
Atocha, sunk in 1622





Coin Details

Origin/Country: Bolivia
Item Description: 8R ND(1616-7)M BOLIVIA
Full Grade: NCS Genuine
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:

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.

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