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1715 Fleet Shipwreck Silver Coin

Age: Ca. 1715

Shipwreck: Unidentified 1715 Treasure Fleet

Artifact: 8 Real Charles II

Discovered: St. Lucie County, Florida

This 8 Real Spanish Silver Coin was recovered from the 1715 treasure fleet that was destroyed in a hurricane off of the Floridian Atlantic Cost. 

 

The 8 Real Charles II coins were a form of currency used in Spain during the late 17th century. These coins were made of silver and were commonly used in international trade during this time. They were named after the Spanish king at the time, Charles II, and were considered to be one of the most stable forms of currency during this era.

 

The 1715 treasure fleet, on the other hand, was a Spanish fleet of ships that were transporting various goods, including gold, silver, and other precious items, from the New World to Spain. Unfortunately, a hurricane struck the fleet off the coast of Florida, causing many of the ships to sink. While some of the treasure was salvaged at the time, much of it remained lost for centuries.

 

In recent years, treasure hunters and archaeologists have discovered a number of artifacts and treasures from the 1715 fleet, including many of the 8 Real Charles II coins. These coins have become highly sought after by collectors and investors alike, not only for their historical significance but also for their intrinsic value as silver coins. Today, these coins are considered to be valuable collectibles, and they offer a fascinating glimpse into the world of international trade and commerce during the 17th century.

1715 Fleet Shipwreck Silver Coin

SKU: 1715 Fleet Shipwreck Silver Real
$600.00Price

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