This coin is an 8 reals Cob struck under the authority of Philip IV, King of Spain. The coin is composed of silver. It weighs 24.8 grams and measures 36 x 40 mm. This coin was recovered from an unknown shipwreck sunk in 1628 off the coast of Grand Bahama Island. The Lucayan Beach wreck/treasure, sunk off Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas.Since the accidental discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs (dated up to and including 1628) in 10 feet of water just 1300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in the Matanzas Bat, Cuba by the Dutch pirate/national hero Piet Heyn, who reported loosing two vessels on the way back to Europe.
Three names proposed for the ships by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude and the Romario, with scant evidence to support the attributions. The item on the pictures is the item you will receive. We take pride in our professional packaging to ensure your items arrive safely. We also operate a physical precious metals and coin store in Quebec.We work hard to maintain our 100% customer feedback. Pour les Francophones, il n. Fait plaisir de vous servir en Français. The item "1628 Lucayan Beach Pirate Treasure Trove 8 Reals Cob Philip IV Colonial #11601" is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Europe\Spain". The seller is "le30sou" and is located in Gatineau. This item can be shipped to Canada, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Australia, Brazil.