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El Cazador Shipwreck Coins

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.  The treasure of the El Cazador, consisting of over 400,000 Spanish 8 reales and an equal amount of smaller denomination Spanish colonial coins from the Mexico City mint, was intended to stabilize the Spanish monetary system in colonial North America.  Her loss contributed to Spain's eventual conveyance of Louisiana to France's Napoleon in 1800.  The rest is history, as three years later in 1803, Napoleon of France sold Louisiana to the United States, instantly doubling the size of the country.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all El Cazador Shipwreck treasure coins.
View an El Cazador certificate of authenticity issued by Jim Reahard for initial salvage operation coins.
View an El Cazador certificate of authenticity issued by Craig Boyd for 2002 salvage operation coins.
View an El Cazador certificate of authenticity issued by Whitey Keevan for 2002 salvage operation coins.
View an El Cazador certificate of authenticity issued by New World Treasures, LLC for initial and 2002 salvage operation coins.

 


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 3
Item#:  17050
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  20.5 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $89.00  BUY ITEM

10% discount for 2 or more
of equal quality

 
Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", Charles III, graded grade 3.  This particular coin has the bust of Charles III visible along with his name at left and date 1783 below.  The reverse side has a very nice complete shield, crown, and pillars visible along with most of the legend.  We have 100's of El Cazador coins in stock similar to this one and can offer multiple coin discounts on request.  They are very nice coins for the price.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 3
Item#:  16082
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  21.3 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $89.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1782 (uncommon date), Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 3.  Moderately corroded full bust with most of the legend visible along with the 1782 date near the bottom.  Equal quality full shield with nearly full legends.  A desirable coin in that it has a 1782 date - rare in that nearly all coins from this wreck were dated 1783.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 3
Item#:  16080
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  22.4 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $115.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 3.  Nearly full bust side details visible through areas of corrosion including nearly complete legends and a full 1783 date.  Particularly nice shield side details similar to those of higher grade coins from this wreck.  A top end grade 3 coin with an excellent shield.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 2
Item#:  11065
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  21.8 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $125.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 2.  Evenly corroded bust side with a full bust and complete legends visible including a light, but full 1783 date.  Excellent full shield with complete legends, more typical of higher grade El Cazador coins.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 2
Item#:  11052
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  22.5 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $105.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 2.  Complete bust and shield side details with areas of light corrosion typical of grade 2 coins.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 2
Item#:  16070
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Lima
Assayer:  MI
Weight:  22.8 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $199.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", Lima mint, dated 1781, Charles III, assayer MI, graded grade 2.  Lima mint coins from this wreck are rare finds, particularly in this condition.  Nice  details on the bottom two thirds of the bust including a bold 1781 date.  Excellent shield side details more typical of higher grade coins from this wreck.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 1
Item#:  10061
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  22.7 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $295.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 1.  Typical grade 1 bust and shield side details with all elements of both sides clearly visible.  Supplied with the original "initial salvage group" style certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a Jim Reahard initial salvage group style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade 1
Item#:  10055
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  23.1 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $295.00  SOLD

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 1.  Typical grade 1 bust and shield side details with all elements of both sides clearly visible.  Good weight for a grade 1 coin.  Supplied with the original "initial salvage group" style certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a Jim Reahard initial salvage group style certificate


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade Fine
Item#:  15066
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  23.7 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $445.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade Fine on the certificate (the top grade, one step above a grade 1), nice heavy weight, a beautiful coin, as good as you will find from this wreck.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade Fine
Item#:  9114
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  24.0 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $445.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade Fine on the certificate (the top grade, one step above a grade 1), nice heavy weight, a beautiful coin, as good as you will find from this wreck.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade Fine
Item#:  8238
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  24.0 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $465.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade Fine on the certificate (the top grade, one step above a grade 1), as good as you will find from this wreck.  Supplied with the original "2002 salvage" style certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a Craig Boyd 2002 salvage style certificate.


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El Cazador - 8 Reales, Grade Fine
Item#:  4389
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  25.0 grams
Diameter: 1.55 inches

Price: $525.00  BUY ITEM

 

Milled bust type 8 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783, Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade Fine on the certificate (the top grade, one step above a grade 1), as good as you will find from this wreck.  Supplied with the original "initial salvage group" style certificate of authenticity which is becoming increasingly rare to find.  View an example of a Jim Reahard initial salvage group style certificate.


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El Cazador - 4 Reales (very rare), Grade 1
Item#:  15007
Denomination:  4 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  FF
Weight:  9.9 grams
Diameter: 1.4 inches

Price: $595.00  SOLD

 

Milled bust type 4 reales "bust dollar", dated 1783 (very bold date) , Charles III, assayer FF, graded grade 1 on the certificate.  El Cazador coins of 4 reales denomination are very rare finds, the rarest of all denominations from this wreck.  This is the only 4 reales denomination coin that we've owned from this wreck.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - 2 Reales
Item#:  11147
Denomination:  2 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  M
Weight:  Encapsulated
Diameter: 1.05 inches

Price: $185.00  SOLD

 

Rare Milled Pillar type 2 reales "pillar dollar", dated 1752, Ferdinand VI, assayer M, encapsulated grade select.  Rare, as very few pillar dollar type coins were recovered from this wreck.  Perfect size for jewelry mounting.  Supplied with a New World Treasures certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a New World Treasures style certificate.


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El Cazador - Coin Clump
 
Item#:  13007
Artifact Type:  2 Coin Clump

Weight:  46.0 grams
Denomination:  8 reales

Price: $395.00  SOLD

 

Coin clump comprised of 2 Spanish colonial 8 reales coins (pieces of eight).  The top coin (left) has a fully visible bust, full legends, and a 1783 date.  The bottom coin (right) is nearly identical with full bust and legends and the same 1783 date.  This clump is untouched and  is in "as salvaged" condition.  Supplied with the original "2002 salvage" style certificate of authenticity.  View an example of a Craig Boyd 2002 salvage style certificate.

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