1742 GUATEMALA 8 REALES REIJGERSDAAL. SHIPWRECK SILVER COB COLONIAL COIN.
More popularly known in the U. As Reygersdahl, this typical East Indiaman was carrying eight chests of silver coins (nearly 30,000 coins) when she sank on October 25, 1747, between Robben and Dassen Islands.Only 20 survived the sinking, and only one incomplete chest of coins was recovered. The area was deemed too dangerous to attempt further salvage. A great majority of the coins from this wreck are Mexican pillar dollars in excellent condition, but it also yielded a few hundred New World silver cobs, including Guatemala cobs, which are rarely seen from shipwrecks.
THIS COIN WAS USED AS LEGAL TENDER IN USA UNTIL 1857. The item "1742 GUATEMALA 8 REALES REIJGERSDAAL SHIPWRECK SILVER DOLLAR COB COLONIAL COIN" is in sale since Wednesday, April 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Guatemala". The seller is "purplekat928" and is located in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.This item can be shipped worldwide.