COLOMBIA 1700 2 ESCUDOS NGC 62 TREASURE 1715 FLEET SHIPWRECK COINS PIRATE GOLD
Colombia 2 Escudos 1700-13 "Charles II" NGC 62 “ 1715 FLEET shipwreck!” (Nuevo Reino mint, KM14.1,Fr-3) Nice Bright Luster and good size at approx. 22mm! Couldn't really ask for a better cross with even the Fluers entact, and a well Centered CROSS, creating that "pirate era" look to the coin. The Legends outside the Cross are legible "HISPANIRUM" 17
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. 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.