(1700-14) MEXICO PHILIP V 8 REALES NGC G DETAILS silver cob
This 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 trip back to Spain was to be the routine one: up the coast of Florida on the Gulf Stream, which gradually turns outward into and across the Atlantic at about the location where the fleet was lost. On the 30th of July, the fleet encountered a hurricane, driving the ships shoreward. Hundreds of the crews and passengers lost their lives while other hundreds of survivors improvised a camp on shore to await aid from the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, to which a party was sent. The item "(1700-14) MEXICO PHILIP V 8 REALES NGC G DETAILS silver cob" is in sale since Tuesday, May 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\North & Central America\Mexico\Colonial (up to 1821)". The seller is "premierrarecoins" and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Mexico
- Certification: NGC
- Year: 1700
- Composition: Silver
- Denomination: 8 Reales