Peru 8 Escudos 1750 "Double Date- La Luz Shipwreck" Raw
PERU 1750 8 ESCUDOS SHIPWRECK “LA LUZ” PIRATE GOLD DOUBLOON PIRATE COIN From the Famed Shipwreck of 1752 “Nuestra Señora de La Luz” (Our Lady of Light). This nearly perfectly round Gold Doubloon Pirate Cob has a very strongly struck / bold Cross with VERY Detailed Castles (can literally see every detail down the Windows in the Castles) and a Full dotted circumference with part of the King’s Ordinal in the Legend (Philipus V). Also, the LIONS are of the ORNATE variety and are also very strongly struck (No doubling of the Castles or Lion). This piece is “DOUBLE DATED” Below the Cross (1750) and also on the Obverse side in the lower row. The DATE below CROSS is both FULL & Complete (very important)! The Mint “L” (LIMA) is nicely struck as well (to the left of the Cross Axis) and the Assayer “R” to the right. This style also has the Ornate Tressure positioned in the four quadrants around the Cross. This piece is a beautiful example of a RAW SHIPWRECK piece maintained in it’s original state, to Hold HISTORY in the palm of your Hand! "SHIPWRECK NUESTRA SENORA DE LA LUZ (Our LADY of Light) - LOST 1752! THE SHIPWRECK OF NUESTRA SENORA de la LUZ LEFT BUENOS AIRES IN THE SUMMER OF 1752 WITH A GALLEON FULL OF GOLD AND SET SAIL TOWARDS SPAIN. WHILE STOPPED/ ANCHORED IN MONTEVIDEO (SPECIFICALLY ON THE ESTUARY OF THE RIVER PLATE – RIO DE LA PLATA IN URUGUAY) FOR PROVISIONS SHE GOT PUSHED INTO THE SHORELINE BY A LARGE STORM, CLAIMING ALL LIVES ON BOARD AND SPEWING HER TREASURE IN A VERY WIDE AREA. APPROX. 90% OF THE TREASURE WAS RECOVERED SHORTLY THEREAFTER; HOWEVER THE POWDER HOLD WAS NEVER FOUND. IRONICALLY THIS IS WHERE APPROX. 200,000 PESOS (Mostly Silver) OF TREASURE WAS TUCKED AWAY FOR OVER 250 YEARS. SHE WAS DISCOVERED IN APRIL OF 1992 WHEN SHE GAVE UP HER TREASURE (APPROX. 800 “Portrait” COINS DATED 1751 AND 100-150 DATED 1750 (Cross variety) AND SEVERAL GOLD INGOTS and DISKS), MOST OF THE GOLD COINS WERE MILLED (BUST TYPE) 8 ESCUDOS FROM THE MINT OF SANTIAGO, CHILE. THESE PRECIOUS PIECES WERE AUCTIONED OFF IN NEW YORK (BY SOTHEBYS) AND MONTEVIDEO (SINCE THE TREASURE WAS SPLIT WITH THE URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT). THESE AUCTIONS OFFERED 95 GOLD COBS AND 353 SILVER COBS, FROM LIMA PERU, BOGOTA AND SOME 4 AND 8 REALES FROM POTOSI.