Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures
Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures

Peru 8 Escudos 1702 "1715 Plate Fleet Shipwreck" NGC 63 Pirate Gold Coins Treasures

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PERU 1702 8 ESCUDOS NGC 63 1715 FLEET SHIPWRECK PIRATE GOLD COINS COB RARE ~ POP 6 Total, ONLY 1 in NGC 62 and 2 higher!!! But what’s most amazing about this piece is the FULL CROWN and Reverse Legends, as well as the CROSS! The Cross is VERY BOLDLY struck and thick! The Castles and Lions are strongly struck as well, NO doubling on them either. The Size is the LARGE Planchet version. But, Legends Legends legends!!! The inner & outer Dots surrounding the Cross are incredible! The Cross Above the Cross and the King’s Ordinal (Philipus V) D.G. HISPA (KING PHILIP V of SPAIN by the Grace of God). The color is almost blinding, simply beautiful! Extremely RARE Shipwreck Gold Doubloon from the 1715 FLEET! (full weight at 26.99gm)

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).