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1715 Fleet Coin Jewelry

The 1715 fleet was a Spanish convoy of twelve ships bound for Spain from Havana laden with a wealth of New World gold and silver.  On Wednesday July 31, 1715, a devastating hurricane sank eleven of the fleet's ships off the east coast of Florida, in an area south of Melbourne to a point south of Fort Pierce.  Millions of dollars in gold and silver cobs, ingots, and other treasures along with hundreds of lives were lost.

Spanish salvage operations in the following years recovered much of the treasure, but the remaining riches rested on the ocean floor for almost 250 years until its discovery in the 1960's by Kip Wagner and the Real Eight Company along with their associate Mel Fisher.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all 1715 Fleet Shipwreck treasure coins.  View a typical New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.

 


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8 Reales

 

Item#:  21001
Denomination: 8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  Not Visible

Measurements with 14k gold bezel
Weight:  32.2 grams
Diameter: 1.5-1.7 inches

Price: $895.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob 8 reales, Mexico mint, Charles II, assayer not visible, circa 1665-1700 per the shield design.  Partial 75% full cross with one lion and castle visible in the bottom cross quadrants.  Partial, 60% full shield of the design of Charles II (1665-1700).  Rare in that almost all 1715 fleet coins were minted during the reign of Philip V.  Struck on a large heavy planchet shaped like the state of Louisiana.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity as seen in this example and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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2 Escudos

 

Item#:  19014
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  ARCE (Not Visible)
Weight:  13.4 grams with 18k bezel
Diameter:  .9-1.0 inches

Price:  $4995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob 2 escudos, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, Philip V (Posthumous issue of Charles II struck during the reign of Philip V), assayer Buenaventura de Arce (not visible but confirmed by the design), circa 1706 (per the shield design), mint state with traces of sediment in the crevices.  Reverse: Excellent deep struck Jerusalem cross bordered by four double arcs with annulets at the intersections and fleur-de-lis in the quarters.  Obverse: Crowned Spanish Hapsburg shield with quarters of Castle and Leon at upper left (with the castle-lion arrangement found only on coins minted in 1706) and the emblem of Naples and Sicily at right.  The bottom third bears the escutcheon of Flanders and Tyrol in the center with three fleurs-de-lis, arranged in two rows, on each side (a design found only on coins of assayer ARCE.  To the right of the shield are the bottoms of the letters CA of the King's name CAROLOS (Charles II).  Charles II died in 1700 and was succeeded by Philip V in that year.  Thus, like all Bogotá 2 escudos gold cobs from this time period, this is a posthumous Charles II issue, struck well after his death during the reign of Philip V.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity as seen in this example and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.

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