Lucayan Beach Shipwreck Pirate Treasure, 1628. Spanish Silver 8 Reales Cob. With Spink & Son Certificate Of Authenticity, With Display Box And Outer Paper Cover. Coin weight: 25.50 grams. Diameter 39mm at the widest, 38mm at the shortest.
The coin photographed in the listing is of the coin for sale. The Lucayan Beach wreck/treasure, sunk off Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. Since the accidentally discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs (dated up to and including 1628) in 10 feet of water just 1,300 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 Matanzas Bay, Cuba by the Dutch pirate/national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Please see photographs for condition. Note the paper cover has some age wear, the box has light wear. The coin has a darker tone but in nice overall condition.
The item "Lucayan Beach Shipwreck Treasure, 1628. Spanish Silver 8 Reales Cob. COA" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\European\Spain".The seller is "tmcoins" and is located in Dorchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.