SHIP WRECK CERTIFIED NGC 1783 MEXICO 8R EL CAZADOR J 1927

Item Information

Dimensions (mm) 1 x 1 x 1mm
Weight (carats) 1 carats
Year 1783

CERTIFIED SPANISH COLONIAL MEXICO 8 REALES SILVER COIN

LARGE SILVER COIN 35 MM DIAMETER

ENCASED IN CAPSULE HOLIGRAM AMERICAN NUMISMATIC ASSOCIATION

CERTIFIED NUMBER3357267-071

CAPSULE 86 X 60 X 10MM

Spanish Ship El Cazador

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The ship El Cazador (meaning The Hunter in English) was a Spanish briq. On October 20, 1783 it was sent by charles 111 ofspain on a mission to bring much-needed hard currency to the Spanish colony oflousina The ship sailed to Vera Cruz, Mexico where it was loaded with silver coins. On January 11, 1784, it sailed for New Orleans, and was never heard from again.

Then, on August 2, 1993, the trawler Mistake, while fishing in the Gulf of Mexico fifty miles south of New Orleans, hung its net on a snag. The trawler was captained by Jerry Murphy, and its home port was Pascagoula, Mississippi. When the crew hoisted the net and dumped the contents on the deck, they found the net was filled with silver coins. The all of the coins bore markings from the Spanish mint in Mexico, along with the date 1783.

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