1783 2 Real "El Cazador" Shipwreck
NGC Genuine - 1783-MO,FF 2 Reales - Approximately 28 MM - Found on the Shipwreck "El Cazador" near Louisiana - Good detail overall with saltwater effect on both sides. Comes with custom made wooden box 10-1/2" X 7-1/2" with Certificate of Authenticity and the pamphlet "The Shipwreck That Changed The World" about the discovery of the wreck. The ship El Cazador (meaning The Hunter in English) was a Spanish Brig. On October 20, 1783 it was sent by Charles III of Spain on a mission to bring hard currency to the Spanish colony of Louisiana. The ship sailed to Vera Cruz, Mexico, where it was loaded with silver coins. On January 11, 1784, it sailed for New Orleans, and was never heard from again. Then, on August 2, 1993, the trawler "Mistake", while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico fifty miles south of New Orleans, hung its net on something in 300' of water. When the crew hoisted the net up and dumped the contents on the deck, they found the net was filled with silver coins. The coins bore markings from the Spanish mint in Mexico, along with the date 1783.
1808 10 Cash "Admiral Gardner" Shipwreck
200+ year old 10 Cash from the Shipwreck of the "Admiral Gardner" On January 25th 1809 the Admiral Gardner set sail heading to India. Shortly into the journey they hit a violent storm in the English Channel just off Dover. By the next morning the ship had sank claiming the coin cargo and 4 crew members. This coin was minted in Birmingham England for the East India Company. The coin is packaged in an informative 3-5/8" X 5-3/8" plastic holder.