1628 Mo D Mexico Cob 8 Reales Lucayan Beach Shipwreck with Original Boxes RARE
1628 Mo D Mexico Cob 8 Reales Lucayan Beach Shipwreck w/ Original Boxes RARE!!! Since the accidental 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 and national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Practically all of the coins have been Mexican 8 and 4 reales of the assayer-D period, some in quite nice condition and a few with clear dates, which of course are rare. Expect to pay a modest premium for specimens in white clamshell boxes produced by Spink & Son (London) in the 1960s for a promotion that capped off years of disagreements between the salvagers, their backers and the Bahamian government.
History courtesy of Sedwick Auctions. The item "1628 Mo D Mexico Cob 8 Reales Lucayan Beach Shipwreck with Original Boxes RARE" is in sale since Friday, September 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Mexico\Colonial (up to 1821)".
The seller is "world_coins_south_fl" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Denomination: 8 Reales
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Design: Shield-Type Cob
- Historical Period: Colonial (up to 1821)
- Composition: Silver
- Year: 1628
- Certification: Uncertified