1669 Bolivia Cob 4 Reales Consolacion Shipwreck With COA RARE
1669 Bolivia Cob 4 Reales Consolacion Shipwreck With COA RARE!!! Originally part of the Spanish South Pacific Treasure Fleet of 1681 bringing coins and precious metals to the Manila for trade with China, the Consolación got delayed in port. After she left Port with no protection off the Gulf of Guayaquil, modern-day Ecuador, English pirates led by Bartholomew Sharpe attacked the Consolación sinking her on a reef on Santa Clara Island (nicknamed "Isla El Muerto, " or Dead Man Island, due to the fact that its profile resembles a corpse). All attempts to recover the treasure by the Spanish and the Pirates where a failure so it sat undisturbed till it was rediscovered. Most of the coins offered were of low quality and poorly preserved but came with individually numbered photo-certificates.
Later, after the provenance had been properly researched, and utilizing better conservation methods, a Florida syndicate arranged to have ongoing finds from this wreck permanently encapsulated in hard-plastic holders by ANACS. It is believed that many more coins are yet to be recovered, as the manifest of the Consolación stated the value of her registered cargo as 146,000 pesos in silver coins in addition to silver and gold ingots, plus an even higher sum in contraband, according to custom. History courtesy of Sedwick Auctions.
The item "1669 Bolivia Cob 4 Reales Consolacion Shipwreck With COA RARE" is in sale since Friday, September 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\South America\Bolivia". The seller is "world_coins_south_fl" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year: 1669
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Bolivia
- Composition: Silver
- Certification: Uncertified