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1715 Fleet Shipwreck Coins

The 1715 fleet was a Spanish convoy of twelve ships bound for Spain from Havana laden with a wealth of New World gold and silver.  On Wednesday July 31, 1715, a devastating hurricane sank eleven of the fleet's ships off the east coast of Florida, in an area south of Melbourne to a point south of Fort Pierce.  Millions of dollars in gold and silver cobs, ingots, and other treasures along with hundreds of lives were lost.

Spanish salvage operations in the following years recovered much of the treasure, but the remaining riches rested on the ocean floor for almost 250 years until its discovery in the 1960's by Kip Wagner and the Real Eight Company along with their associate Mel Fisher.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all 1715 Fleet Shipwreck treasure coins.  View a typical New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.

 


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1715 Fleet - 8 Reales
Item#:  8014
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  Not Visible (J)
Weight:  26.4 grams
Diameter: 1.2-1.9 inches

Price:  $355.00  SOLD

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Philip V, assayer J (not visible), circa 1713-1714.  Cross side features include a full cross with one very nice lion and castle visible in the bottom cross quadrants.  Lightly visible 70% full shield of the 1713-1714 period design, visible M mintmark, denomination mark 8, and 17xx of date (the 7 is very light).  A nearly full weight fleet coin with a very desirable shape.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity as seen in this example and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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1715 Fleet - 8 Reales
Item#:  13107
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  J
Weight:  27.0 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.8 inches

Price:  $395.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Philip V, assayer J, circa 1713.  Cross side features include the upper portion of the cross with one nice lion and castle visible in the cross quadrants.  The shield side has the central portion of the shield visible with a light oM mint mark and J assayer mark visible at left and denomination mark 8 visible at right.  The shield side elements tie the coin to the 1713 period design.  A nearly full weight coin with great eye appeal.  Supplied with both the original Cobb Coin Company Certificate of Authenticity and a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity as seen in this example.  Also included is a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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1715 Fleet - 4 Reales
Item#:  8240
Denomination:  4 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  J
Weight:  13.2 grams
Diameter: 1.0-1.4 inches

Price:  $365.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Philip V, assayer J, circa 1714-1715.  Cross side features include a 90% full cross with the castles and lions partially or fully visible the cross quadrants.  Nice 75% full shield of the 1714 to 1715 period design.  Uniquely shaped  4 reales coins like this are perfect for jewelry mounting.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity as seen in this example and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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1715 Fleet - 8 Reales
Item#:  9018
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  F
Weight:  26.1 grams
Diameter: 1.4-1.5 inches

Price:  $995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Pillars and Waves type cob, Potosi mint, Charles II, assayer F, dated 1699.  Nice full cross with the lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.   Also visible on the cross side are the mint mark P at left, partial assayer mark F at right and 99 of the date 1699 below.  Exceptional pillars side details including both mint marks P, both assayer marks F (partial), the denomination mark 8, complete central PLV SVL TRA and bold 99 of the central date 1699.  This is a beautiful Potosi mint coin, the nicest that we've seen from this wreck and nicer than most in the Florida state collection.  Potosi cobs from the 1715 Fleet are rare in comparison to those from the Mexico mint.  For example, only 298 pieces are represented in the Florida State Collection versus more than 21.000 Mexican cobs.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity as seen in this example and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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1715 Fleet - 2 Escudos
Item#:  7227
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  Not Visible
Weight:  6.7 grams
Diameter: .85 inches

Price:  $3295.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Philip V (actually a posthumous issue of Charles II struck during the reign of Philip V), Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer Buenaventura de Arce (not visible as is typical of this issue), circa 1713, uncirculated condition with traces of sediment in the crevices.  Observe:  Crowned coat of arms of a style unique to 1713 issues.  Reverse: Excellent full Jerusalem cross with some visible legend. This coin was recovered from Corrigan's Wreck, the resting place of the Nuestra Senora de la Regla, the Capitana of the New Spain Fleet and has the original Mel Fisher Cobb Coin Company tag.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.


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1715 Fleet - 4 Escudos
Item#:  13035
Denomination: 4 escudos
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  J (Not Visible)
Weight:  13.5 grams
Diameter: 1.0-1.1 inches

Price:  $5995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 4 escudos, circa 1713, Philip V, Mexico mint, assayer J (the very top of the J is visible, but the assayer is listed as not visible on the certificate).  Excellent full cross of the 1711-1713 time period design.  Equally nice shield of the type found only on coins from the year 1713 (no pomegranate of Granada and full X in the saltire of Naples and Sicily), full oXM mint mark to the left of the shield along with a hint of the assayer mark J below .  This excellent coin is supplied with a Mel Fisher's Treasures, LLC photo type Certificate of Authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 3 - 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.

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