1600 ERA MEXICO 8 REALES. Sunk in 1682 off South Africa. An English East Indiaman on her way to Surat on the west coast of India, the Joanna separated from her convoy and sank in rough seas on a reef off the southernmost tip of South Africa on June 8, 1682, sending 10 people to their death. Eventually, 104 survivors reached the Dutch colony of Cape Town, from which a salvage party was soon dispatched. The Joanna s cargo consisted of 70 chests of silver coins, of which the salvage party reported having recovered only about 28,000 guilders worth.
Over the past two decades these cobs have entered the market from both private dealers and auctions, but always in relatively small quantities at a time. Almost all the coins are in very worn condition, usually thin and nearly featureless, but without the heavy encrustation and pitting that characterize Caribbean finds. Be sure to add me to your. The item "1600 ERA MEXICO 8 REALES JOANNA SHIPWRECK COB COLONIAL SILVER COIN" is in sale since Friday, February 1, 2019.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Mexico\Colonial (up to 1821)". The seller is "purplekat928" and is located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. This item can be shipped worldwide.