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 Princess Louisa Coin Jewelry

The Princess Louisa, a British East India Company merchant ship, was lost on April 18th, 1743 after striking a reef off the Isle of May in the Cape Verde Island chain.  As part of her cargo, she carried 20 chests of Spanish and Spanish colonial currency, a total of 69,760 ounces of silver, for trade for silk and spices in the far east city of Bombay and in Persia.  Her treasure lie undiscovered for over 255 years until a 1998-1999 salvage operation located and recovered the valuable artifacts.

Certificates of Authenticity and a pamphlet on the history of the Princess Louisa accompany all Princess Louisa shipwreck treasure coins.

 


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Princess Louisa Shipwreck

 

Item#:  3368
Denomination: 2 reales
Mint:  Potosi
Assayer:  Not Visible (E)

Measurements with 14k gold bezel
Weight:  8.4 grams
Diameter:  .9-1.1 inches

Price: $495.00  SOLD

 

Pillars-and-waves type 2 reales cob, dated 1735, Philip V, Potosi mint, assayer E (not visible but confirmed by date).  Nice pillars side details with most important markings visible including one mint mark P, the denomination mark 2, and central date 1735.  Full cross with all lions and castles partially visible.  A nice Princess Louisa coin with even corrosion throughout, mounted in a 14k gold bezel with fixed bale.  Coin with bezel is a about the size of a quarter.


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Princess Louisa Shipwreck

 

Item#:  4021
Denomination: 2 reales
Mint:  Lima
Assayer:  N

Measurements with 14k gold bezel
Weight:  11.5 grams
Diameter: 1.0-1.1 inches

Price: $595.00  BUY ITEM

 

Pillars-and-waves type 2 reales cob, dated 1732, Philip V, Lima mint, assayer N.  Nearly full cross with all lions and castles at least partially visible.  Pillars side details include an assayer mark N, the denomination mark 2, and central date 1732Mounted in a heavy 14k gold bezel with fixed bale.  Coin with bezel is about the size of a quarter.

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