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1 Escudo - Land Find
Item#:  11004
Denomination: 1 escudo
Mint:  Seville

Weight:  PCGS Encapsulated
Diameter: .85 inches

Price:  $1995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 1 escudo, Charles and Johanna, 1516-1556, Seville mint, assayer mark P at left of shield, mint mark S at right. A rare, nicely detailed, uncleaned coin with well centered details, PCGS graded AU55 for condition.  These coins are thin, light weight, slightly smaller than a quarter in size and look great in an 18k gold bezel.  They are noted for being the very first gold escudos coins to be struck at any Spanish or Spanish colonial mint.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.


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 2 Escudos - Land Find
Item#:  7003
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  S
Weight:  6.7 grams
Diameter: .80-.90 inches

Price:  $2995.00 
SOLD

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Philip V, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer S, dated (172)6 (the 6 is lightly visible ahead of the HI on the cross side), extremely fine condition with sediment in the crevices.  Observe:  Crowned coat of arms with a clear assayer mark S at right.  Reverse: Excellent full Jerusalem cross with the more circular style arcs with annulets between the two sets, typical of the late 1720's - early 1730's time period.  The cross side also has some visible legend, including the important 6 of the date 1726.  Bogota coins from this time period are very rare.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.


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2 Escudos - Land Find
Item#:  11241
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  (S)
Weight:  6.7 grams
Diameter: .80 inches

Price:  $2195.00 
SOLD

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Ferdinand VI, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer S (but not visible), dated 1754 (bottom half of the 54 is visible on the cross side), graded very fine for condition.  A rare, nicely detailed, uncleaned coin with a well centered full cross.  These coins are noted for their thick bold crosses and are in high demand for jewelry mounting.  This coin would look great in a large mans size ring.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.


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Mesuno Hoard - 2 Escudos
Item#:  13084
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  Not Visible (A)
Weight:  6.77 grams
Diameter: .75-80 inches

Price:  $1995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Philip IV, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, assayer A (not visible), circa 1635.  The cross side exhibits a nice, nearly full cross.  The top half of the shield is visible on the shield side along with a nice crown above, the N of the mintmark NR for "Nuevo Reino de Granada" (the Spanish Colonial region that included the city of Bogotá) at left, the II of the denomination mark (2 escudos) at right and the PH of the kings name PHILIP in the legend.  This coin is one of many high grade Bogotá 2 escudos recovered from the "Mesuno Hoard" in 1935.  El Mesuno, a location on the Magdalena River in Columbia, was the site of the 1636 sinking of a small vessel carrying gold to the port of Cartagena. This is a beautiful New World coin in almost uncirculated condition.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity.


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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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Maravillas Wreck - 2 Escudos
Item#:  6007
Denomination: 2 escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  R
Weight:  NGC Encapsulated
Diameter: .75 inches

Price:  $3995.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, circa 1642-1656, Philip IV, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint, NGC graded mint state (MS61).  Observe:  Crowned Hapsburg coat of arms, mintmark is to the right ( NR for Nuevo Reino ), to the left is the denomination mark ( II ) above assayer’s initial ( R for Ramos - just the top of the R is visible ).  Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem enclosed by four doubled arcs, fleurs-de-lis extend inward from the junctions of the arcs, large annulets above the junctions, the legend (if complete) would read  Hispaniarum :  Rex : 16xx.  Recovered from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Maravillas, which was struck by the fleets lead galleon and sank off Little Bahama Bank, north of Grand Bahama island, in 1656.  This coin was was owned by an original principal of Marex, the company that salvaged the site in the late 1980’s; see Capt Humphrey’s account of the salvage in his book "In Search of the Golden Madonna".  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 - 1654 Capitana & 1655 Almiranta" that provides details about the fleet and its coins..


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 Maravillas Wreck ? - 2 Escudos
Item#: 6019
Denomination:  2 Escudos
Mint:  Bogotá
Assayer:  R (Not Visible)
Weight:  6.6 grams
Diameter: .80-.85 inches

Price:  $2795.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, Philip IV, Santa Fe de Bogotá mint (Nuevo Reino), assayer R (not visible), date 1655 (the last digit is week), extremely fine condition.  Observe:  Crowned Hapsburg coat of arms, mintmark ( NR for Nuevo Reino ), denomination mark ( II ) and assayer’s initial ( R for Ramos) are not visible due to areas of flatness to the left and right of the coat of arms.  Reverse: Cross of Jerusalem enclosed by four doubled arcs, fleurs-de-lis extend inward from the junctions of the arcs, large annulets above the junctions, the legend (if complete) would read  Hispaniarum :  Rex : 1655.  The source of this coin is unknown, but typical of those salvaged from the Maravillas shipwreck.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type Certificate of Authenticity.


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Santa Margarita - 2 Escudos
Item#:  10123
Denomination:  2 Escudos
Mint:  Not Visible
Assayer:  Not Visible
Weight:  6.25 grams
Diameter: .85 inches

Price:  $19,800.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type 2 escudos, recovered from the wreck of the Spanish galleon Santa Margarita , sister ship to the Atocha.  Both were lost during a hurricane near the Florida Keys on September 6, 1622 and were salvaged by Mel Fisher and his company, Treasure Salvors Inc.  Santa Margarita coins are rare in comparison to those from the Atocha and gold coins from either wreck are extremely rare finds, particularly dated examples like this that display a full 1622 date.  Supplied with the original certificate of authenticity, a Mel Fisher's Treasure Sales Appraisal and a booklet "Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 - 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet" that provides details about the fleet and its coins.

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