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Vliegenthart Shipwreck Coins

The Vliegenthart (Flying Hart), a Dutch East Indiaman, was lost on February 3rd, 1735 after striking a sand bank off the coast of Zealand.  Every one of the 461 sailors, soldiers and merchants aboard perished.  The vessel, sailing out of the Netherlands port of Rammekens, carried three chests of gold and silver (mainly Dutch gold ducats and Spanish colonial pieces of eight from the Mexico mint), for trade in the East Indies.  Search operations conducted by Rex Cowen and John Rose in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, resulted in the wrecks discovery in late 1981.  The work is financed by the sale of recovered material offered only after it is examined and cataloged by the National Museum, The Coin Cabinet in Leyden Holland.

Certificates of Authenticity accompany all Vliegenthart Shipwreck treasure coins.  Original Vliegenthart certificates of authenticity come in two types.  Type 1 certificates are in pamphlet form and are assigned a specific identification number; they include a two page description of the ships loss, discovery, and salvage.  Type 2 certificates are printed on a single page and are not assigned an identification number; they do however include most of the description found on type 1 certificates.

 


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Vliegenthart - 8 Reales
Item#:  5079
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  D
Weight:  26.6 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.5 inches

Price:  $395.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Luis I or Philip V, circa 1724-1728.  Nearly full cross with all lions and castles visible and nicely centered.  Nice 50% full shield with mint and assayer marks oM and D visible at left.  This is the assayer of Luis I coins, but the King's name is not visible to make positive identification.  Coins of assayer D are uncommon regardless of Reign.  A nice heavy weight coin.  Supplied with the original type 1 certificate of authenticity as described above.


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Vliegenthart - 8 Reales
Item#:  5066
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  F
Weight:  25.2 grams
Diameter: 1.3-1.4 inches

Price:  $495.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, assayer F, Philip V, dated 1731.  Nearly full cross with a nice castle and lion in the left side cross quadrants.  Nice 75% full shield with mint and assayer marks oM and F visible at left along with a nice clear date 1731.  An excellent example of one of the last cobs struck at the Mexico mint as their production ceased in 1733.  Supplied with the original type 1 certificate of authenticity as described above.


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Vliegenthart - 8 Reales
Item#:  5084
Denomination:  8 reales
Mint:  Mexico
Assayer:  F
Weight:  24.2 grams
Diameter: 1.2-1.4 inches

Price:  $295.00  BUY ITEM

 

Shield type cob, Mexico mint, Philip V, assayer F, circa 1700-1733.  Cross side features include a nearly full cross with all lions and castles visible in the cross quadrants.  Shield side features include a partial shield, offset to the right so that the mint and assayer marks oM and F are clearly visible.  A nice coin with nearly all of the major and important attributes visible.  Supplied with a New World Treasures photo type certificate of authenticity along with the original type 2 certificate of authenticity as described above..


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Vliegenthart - 1 Ducat
Item#:  11165
Denomination:  1 Ducat
Mint:  Holland
Weight:  3.5 grams
Diameter: .9 inches


Price:  $1195.00  BUY ITEM

 

Gold ducat, Netherlands Holland mint, dated 1729,  mint condition.  Reserve:  knight facing right standing in armor with a sword in right hand and a bundle of arrows in the left.  Obverse:  Ornamental square tablet with Latin legend that translates "Coin of government of the provincial federation of Belgium conforming with the law of the Imperial."  An near perfect but yet affordable gold world trade treasure coin of great historical valve.  Supplied with the original type 1 certificate of authenticity as described above.

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