Mexico Cob 8 Reales, Philip V, assayer not visible. Weight: 9.59 Grams Coin #192. Recovered from: The Spanish 1715 Fleet, East Coast of Florida. This Piece Of Eight comes with a Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Co. The modern salvage of this fleet, begun in the early 1960s and ongoing today, has been the largest single source of gold cobs ever in the numismatic market, turning former rarities and unknown issues into collectible and popular (albeit still expensive) commodities.In typical fashion, the 1715 Fleet was a case of overloaded Spanish galleons foundering in a hurricane after delayed departure, but on a larger scale than anything before. The principal elements of the fleet, known as the Nueva España New Spain, i. An unfortunate series of complications kept the fleet in Veracruz for two whole years before it could rendezvous in Havana with the vessels of the Tierra Firme (Mainland) Fleet, bearing the Peruvian and Colombian treasure brought from Panama and Cartagena.
The item "Mexico Silver Cob 8 Reale 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Coin, Mel Fisher Cobb Co. COA #192" is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Mexico\Colonial (up to 1821)". The seller is "beatman" and is located in Big Pine Key, Florida.
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