MEXICO 1714 8 ESCUDOS NGC 64 NGC 64 FINEST FLEET PIRATE GOLD TREASURE SHIPWRECK
MEXICO 1714 8 ESCUDOS NGC 64 tied for FINEST KNOWN of All MEXICO COBS! “1715 FLEET” SHIPWRECK GOLD DOUBLOON COIN This incredibly FULLY DATED 1714 (all 4 Digits) is not Only the “FINEST KNOWN” for it’s type, but FINEST KNOWN for ALL MEXICO COBS! It has a gorgeous bright color to it, with very strong detail / strike. We’ve had several of these 1714 Date on Obverse (also known as Grat pieces), in fact we now have two in 64!!! This piece by far has a very round planchet (highly desirable). Most importantly the date and mint mark (oMJ = Mexico mint, Assayer- Jose de Leon) are Fully Visible. As well as the Denomination (VIII) and the SHIELD & CROWN (Rarely seen)!!! An ALWAYS sought after type and especially in this grade!!!
The enclosed sketch is by Mr. Turner; who was a very well known Beachcomber and notorious for his fantastic finds! The journal is a description of the day (weather) and where he found his pieces. This journal really captures the essence of the HUNT and the Discovery! Fascinating to read about him finding GOLD RINGS w/ Gemstone and coins, with specifics of the types of coins (mints, dates, etc..) This particular coin offered here (Mexico 8E 1714) he writes: FULL MOON October 31st 1974; about 900 ft North Gold Wreck 7 o’clock found one dated (1714) 8 Escudos Full Shield NO Double Strike, very nice. Wind E. N.E. (15-20(mph). These descriptions really place in the environment / moment and gives you a sense of the excitement that must have surrounded the discoveries!