Spain 1 Escudo 1556-80 "Golden Fleece Shipwreck Era" NGC UNC Dets
SPAIN 1 ESCUDO 1556-80 GOLD COB DOUBLOON NGC UNC DETAILS PHILP II PERFECT PENDANT PIECE! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE STRIKE MOST LIKELY FROM SHIPWRECK OF THE “GOLDEN FLEECE” which sunk in the CARIBBEAN (northern) in the ca. 1550’s. Also, there’s the possibility that it was salvaged from the ShipWreck “Santiago” in the mid 1580’s near Madagascar. The captain and crew escaped with the one usable lifeboat leaving 400 passengers to perish. This coin certainly maintained it’s original LUSTER. This Golden cob has a very nice round planchet and almost a FULL CROWN, which is VERY RARELY seen even in a 2 Escudo (or any size for that matter). The CROSS is very well centered, as is the shieldA beautiful Gold Doubloon which is sure to shine in a new collection!