Colombia 2 Escudos 1747 with Hole for Pendant!
1715 FLEET CANNON FIND! COLOMBIA 2 ESCUDOS PIRATE GOLD COINS SHIPWRECK TREASURE
COLOMBIA 1667-93 2 Escudos "1715 Fleet Shipwreck" CANNON FIND (2010!)
The CANNON discovery was on July 11, 2010 in 16' of water at "CORRIGANS Wreck site." There were 22 gold 2 Escudos found laying next to the bronze swivel cannon and another 25 Gold 2 Escudos discovered inside the bore hole (once conservation was complete). "See pic of COIN INSIDE CANNON BREACH!!!"
COLOMBIA "MINT STATE!" This breathtaking “1715 FLEET” GOLD COB was discovered back in 2010 (Ship: Gold Hound) Assayer NV, Mint Santa Fe de Bogota. Coin # 73183 Weighs 6.7gm . The color is just stunning – a deep rich butterscotch Buttery LUSTER is emanating from the entire piece, with underlying Shipwreck Toning . The CROSS is fully displayed, with NO doubling. It’s a Full Bold Cross (some pieces have very thin and broken crosses rw).
COLOMBIA 1699 "DATED!" 2 ESCUDOS "1715 FLEET" NGC 63 PIRATE GOLD COINS TREASURE
COLOMBIA 2 ESCUDOS DOUBLOON GOLD COB 1699 FULL COMPLETE 4 DIGIT DATE!! POP 1 (ONLY 1 KNOWN!) ~ NGC 63 MINT STATE! THIS IS THE BEST FULL 4 DIGIT DATE OF ALL THE 294 COINS FROM THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY FIND!! I PERSONALLY CHERRY PICKED THIS PIECE BEFORE ANY OTHERS WERE SOLD AND THIS WAS BY FAR THE “BEST, FULLY DATED” GOLD COB THERE WAS OUT OF ALL THE COLOMBIA PIECES!! 17
COLOMBIA 1667 2 ESCUDOS NGC 45 TREASURE 1715 FLEET PIRATE GOLD COINS SHIPWRECK
Colombia 2 Escudos 1667-93 "Charles II" NGC 45 “ 1715 FLEET shipwreck!” (Nuevo Reino mint, KM14.1,Fr-3) Deep rich Gold color! Couldn't really ask for a better cross ~ Struck VERY Boldly / Deep, and very well Centered as well. This piece has deep toning, creating that "pirate era" look to the coin. Of course, Charles II died in 1700, and on his death bed gave his reign to his grand nephew “Philip V” which Sparked the great “War of the Succession!” This in turn is what created the “1715 Plate Fleet” shipwrecks in July 1715. 17
Charles was one of the most popular and beloved kings of England, known as the Merry Monarch, in reference to both the liveliness and hedonism of his court and the general relief at the return to normality after over a decade of rule by Cromwell and the Puritans. Charles's wife, Catherine of Braganza, bore no live children, but Charles acknowledged at least twelve illegitimate children by various mistresses. 17 The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish treasure fleet returning from the New World to Spain.
COLOMBIA 2 ESCUDOS 1694-13 NGC 64 PIRATE GOLD COINS SHIPWRECK TREASURE DOUBLOON
Colombia 2 Escudos 1694-13 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 64! #11 I would call this the "Brute Style" of Colombian Escudos, Full Bold Castles and Lion on the Obverse, the reverse has an astonding Ornate Cross almost complete entact! The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish treasure fleet returning from the New World to Spain.
1715 FLEET COLOMBIA 1694 2 ESCUDOS NGC 63 PIRATE GOLD COINS SHIPWRECK TREASURE
COLOMBIA 2 Escudos 1694-1713 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipreck NGC65! 65 Pirate Gold Coins Shipwreck Treasure! "1715 FLEET" COLOMBIA 6941-1713 "1715 FLEET" SHIPWRECK TREASURE Discovered by Queen's Jewels INCREDIBLE LUSTER ~ PERFECT CENTERING!x
This COLOMBIA 1694-1713 features a FULL Cross and Shield! Both of which are very nicely centered! . Very high grade and highly sought after, especially in Mint State! INCREDIBLY HIGH LUSTER!!!
1715 FLEET CANNON FIND DATED COLOMBIA 2 ESCUDOS NG 63 PIRATE GOLD COINS TREASURE
COLOMBIA 1694-1713 "Partially DATED ~ 171x" 2 Escudos, NGC 63 (One of the Finest Knowns!). "1715 Fleet Shipwreck" CANNON FIND (2010!) There's even SEDIMENT / ESCRUSTATIONS within devices around cross and Fleur di Lis, reflecting it's Shipwreck Provenance. This Exact piece is featured in the Famous 2010 Picture of the Cannon Find. Comes with "Queen's Jewels" COA & DIVER'S TAG! ** See Pic of 22 coins for 2010 Cannon Find ~ This EXACT Coin is in the 3rd Row Far Right coin.
The CANNON discovery was on July 11, 2010 in 16' of water. There were 22 gold 2 Escudos found laying next to the bronze swivel cannon and another 25 Gold 2 Escudos discovered inside the bore hole (once conservation was complete). This was indeed the ONLY Cannon found from 1715 Fleet Wreck!
This breathtaking “1715 FLEET” GOLD COB was discovered back in 2010 (Ship: Gold Hound) Assayer NV, Mint Santa Fe de Bogota. The color is just stunning – a deep rich butterscotch Buttery LUSTER is emanating from the entire piece, with underlying Shipwreck Toning . The CROSS is fully displayed, with NO doubling. It’s a Full Bold Cross.X
The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish treasure fleet returning from the New World to Spain. In the evening of July 30, 1715 , seven days after departing from Havana, Cuba, 11 of the 12 ships of this fleet were lost in a hurricane near present day Vero Beach, Florida. Because the fleet was carrying silver, it is also known as the 1715 Plate Fleet (plata being the Spanish word for silver plate). Some artifacts and even coins still wash up on Florida beaches from time to time. Around 1,000 sailors perished while a small number survived on lifeboats. Many ships, including pirates, took part in the initial salvage. Initially a privateer, Henry Jennings was first accused of piracy for attacking such salvage ships and claiming their salvages. Thus, earning this coinage the name of “Pirate’s Gold!”
The story begins with the “War of the Spanish Succession” ending, as well as the death of the Spanish Queen. King Philip found a new bride, Elizabeth Farnesse, Duchess of Palma and needed a new Queens Dowry. The king would send two separate fleets to the New World (after the Government had cancelled all sailings from the Americas to Spain for two years), which would load up at separate ports ~ Vera Cruz and Cartegena, then meet up in Havana. The plan was to have one large Armada with a heavy navel escort, carrying the accumulated precious metals and jewels from the last three years. Of which, the average year sailed in between 90 and 120 million francs. Treasure ~ The Cartegena Fleet arrived first in Havana (in March), loaded down by chests filled with Gold coins (from Santa Fe de Bogota), Colombian Emeralds from Muzo mine and gold jewelry from Peru. Awaiting the fleet of Vera Cruz, commanded by Gen. Don Juan Eseban de Ubilla, carrying Gold and Silver ingots. However Don Juan was delayed in Vera Cruz awaiting pack mule trains from Acapulco. Finally in the first week of May the mule train arrived with their silks, ivories and blue and white porcelains. The details of the Queens jewels are blurry at best, but were known to include and Emerald ring weighing in at 74 carats, a heart designed from 130 matched pears, a pair of earrings each of 14 pears and a rosary of pure coral. There were 8 chests in total and stowed in Ubilla’s cabin (who was a senior military officer and had overall command).
After many other delays, finally the Galleons left Havana on Wednesday July 24th, with favorable winds pushing them at nearly 6 knots. By the 29th the winds were over 70 knots, with gusts hitting over 100 knots. The chaplain said, “the water flew in the air like arrows, doing injury to those it hit.” Finally, at 2:30am on July 31st, the flagship hit the reefs and torn apart, throwing all off her decks and 223 sailors were pounded to death by the rocks. More than 700 men were missing, wreckage and bodies scattered for almost 30 miles along the coast. For the next four years the Spanish attempted to salvage the treasure, but finally ceased in 1719. The dangers or sharks, pirates and Indians were just too great. Records show approx.. 30% of the inventoried treasure was recovered, which is a low estimate due to much of the inventory being kept off the books to avoid the king’s tax. There was an estimate of 14 million pesos registered treasure lost.
This sunken fleet of Galleons is still giving up her Treasure! In 2010 the claim owners discovered the only bronze swivel gun ever found on the 1715 Fleet. Tucked away inside this the bronze cannon were 51 Gold Escudos and 40 Silver Reales. Shortly after was another discovery of the most amazing artifact, the “Pelican in Piety,” worth $885,000. Then in July 2014, the claim owners crew recovered another 51 Gold escudos valued at $300,000. Most recently, another find of 50 Feet of Gold Chain and 5 additional Gold escudos were just recovered, approx.. $300,000 in value
1715 FLEET COLOMBIA 1700 2 ESCUDOS NGC 62 FISHER COA PIRATE GOLD COINS TREASURE
COLOMBIA 2 Escudos 1700-1714. "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck NGC 62! Pirate Gold Coins Shipwreck Treasure! 6.73gm MULE COBB ~ CHARLES II & PHILIP V both King's Ordinal's (Obverse & Reverse), VERY VERY RARE!!!
MEL FISHER'S COA "COBB COIN COMPANY, INC!" COIN still has the Coral Encrustations and Sediment throughout, verifying it's Ocean Pedigree. Nice LUSTER! This Gold Doubloon has a Full Shield and Cross, both of which are Centered far above average! Charles II, Assayer Arce. 25
COLOMBIA 1667-93 2 ESCUDOS NGC 63 FLEET SHIWPRECK 1715 TREASURE PIRATE GOLD LOOT
COLOMBIA 2 Escudos 1667-93 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck NGC63! Nice LUSTER and Incredible pronounced Strike on the Cross side especially! This Gold Doubloon has a Full Shield and Cross, both of which are Centered far above average! Very high grade and highly sought after, especially in Mint State and INCREDIBLE, HIGH LUSTER!!!
COLOMBIA 1715 FLEET SHIPWRECK 2 ESCUDOS JEWELRY PENDANT PIRATE COINS TREASURE
Colombia 2 Escudos 1621-1665 "From the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck" 22kt Gold Chain and Bezel! Coin weight 6.68 grams (10.5gm total with bezel), King Philip IV from Bogota Mint! The chain is 22kt and 24 Inches long and weighs appx. 31 grams!
The word "cob" may come from the Spanish phrase "cabo de barra" which means the end of the bar. In the general method of minting cobs coins, metal was actually cut from a strap bar of silver, gold or copper. At that point the piece of metal was trimmed to specific weight and then hand stampled with crude dies. Further faceting and trimming may have been done to correct the roundness and weight of the coin. The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish Treasure Fleet returning from the New World to Spain.
1733 FLEET COLOMBIA 2E 1732/1 NGC 62 FINEST & UNIQUE PIRATE GOLD COINS TREASURE
WOW! Another UNIQUE / FINEST KNOWN of this incredible find ~ any Gold Doubloon from the 1733 FLEET is quite an important discovery. But, this is an Over Date 1732/1. Before this discovery there hasn't even been a 1732 known!25
COLOMBIA 2 Escudos 1732/1 "From the 1733 Fleet Shipwreck! NGC 62! A Recovery from the El Rubi site of the 1733 Fleet Shipwreck. An unlisted and unique overdate! Final issue of Assayer Sanchez. (We aren't trying to be confusing the dull photo is the authentic photo, we photoshopped a better picture in it tho since the photo wasn't great) This is an intriguing Bogota two escudos for several reasons. First of all, it is a major Bogota mint rarity. Joe Lasser could not find a 1732, much less an overdate. 1732 was a transitional year at Bogota with assayer Molano replacing Sanchez de la Torre who had served since 1722. Flanking the shield is the split mint mark FS with dots above and below each letter. This is Sanchez's style, while Molano immediately added his initial (M) to the right of the shield. The cross and tressure are same stle as found on 1730-31 Sanchez issues, and the planchet is large (20 mm). Molano inaugurated the use of a more compact 18mm flan, the other three 1732 known are compact flan issues of Molano.25
This Bogota two escudos is an ocean coin and could only be a recovery from the 1733 Fleet. Before the 1733 Fleet was salvaged in 1960's, this date and overdate were unknown. The earliest salvors of the 1733 Fleet, Art McKee and others, reported finding a few Bogota two escudos dated 1731 and 1732 on the 1733 sites, especially on the Cabin Patch site now known as the wrecksite of the capitana El Rubi. Unfortunately, no original documentation accomplanied the quiet first sales of these historic pieces into the marketplace. Nevertheless, we can be sure of the provenience of these choice ocean coins because no other wreck-site has yielded 1731-32 Bogota Escudos.
This coin is lustrous, virtually mint state, and full weight at 6.75 grams. It has a boldly struck shield and nearly a full shield and tressures. The mint mark FS flanks the shield. Below the F to the left of the shield we can see a D, part of Dei Gratia in the obverse legend. The reverse legend, usually completely absent on late Philip V issues, reads HISP(ANIARUM REX 17)32/1. The surfaces show a very light sea effect and some marine deposits indicative of the Florida Keys.
COLOMBIA 2 ESCUDOS 1667-93 "1715 FLEET SHIPWRECK" NGC 62 PIRATE GOLD COINS LOOT
Colombia 2 Escudos 1667-93 "From the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck" NGC MINT STATE 62! Under the Reign of Charles II, where you can see the 'CA' at 2 O'Clock on the Shield Side!
1715 FLEET ESCUDOS 1714 DATED SHIPWRECK" PENDANT PIRATE GOLD COINS JEWELRY
1715 FLEET DATED 2 ESCUDOS COLOMBIA PENDANT PIRATE GOLD COINS TREASURE From the 1715 FLEET SHIPWRECK TREASURE & DATED 1714 (Cross side at 10 O'Clock), you can see ALL (4) Digits "1714."
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What really makes this Gold Doubloon Shipwreck pendant special (besides a Full 4 Digit Date) is that it great Luster and a well Centered Cross. Not to mention the Very Strong Strike! Full weight at 7.2 Grams total (coin is 6.6gm by itself). Struck from Bogota Colombia under Philip Vth reign, in the highest assigned grade 1 (by original Marine Biologist James Sinclair). Coin # PGC-821-004 as reflected on the COA. The 1715 Treasure Fleet was a Spanish Treasure Fleet returning from the New World to Spain.