Types Of Coins Found On Ancient Shipwrecks

Types Of Coins Found On Ancient ShipwrecksThere is something amazing about Ancient shipwreck coins, hidden and buried treasures and the chance of discovering such extraordinary collectibles like shipwreck artifacts. In modern history by means of innovative technology, shipwreck bullion from recent and ancient ships has been revealed. These treasures are now accessible for us to have them at home without fighting off any pirates.

Most of the ancient shipwreck artifacts found are from the Spanish galleons that went missing at the sea while transferring the wealth of the Modern World back to Spain. Lets take a closer look at some of the types of shipwreck cargo.

1808 Cash Shipwreck Coin from the Admiral Gardner

Admiral Gardner came under the decree of Captain John Eastfield. The coins on board were produced in England since 1808. As the ship navigated through its designated channel, it encountered uneven weather. Captain John Eastfield secured the Admiral Gardner offshore to ride out what became a horrible storm, but the ship overturned and smashed into the sandbar.

The following morning the ships submerged, taking the cargo and the lives of the four remaining crewmen. Some of the coins were recovered from the ruin after two centuries in 1985. These coins displayed the wool of arms of the British East India Company on the front side and the reverse showing a Persian caption (Fulus). These coins symbolize a magnificent and genuine shipwreck coin. Types Of Coins Found On Ancient Shipwrecks

The obverse of this coin shows the East India Company’s Coat of Arms. The reverse illustrates a Persian caption providing the values of the coins in the discreet language of India “X” or (10 Cash). It is equivalent to 3/4 farthing since 1808 and serves as their means of exchange. 

Coin Specification

  • Country of Origin: Great Britain
  • Year Issued: 1808 
  • Metal: Copper
  • Denomination: 10

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Chinese Shipwreck Coins

Beijing, China had planned to search for ancient Chinese ships wrecked six hundred years ago along the east coast of Africa. A plan for a three-year exclusive project planned to search waters near the famous towns of Lamu and Malindi by The Commerce Ministry of China.

Exploration work will be performed for three months every year with the first cluster of archaeologists from China. The ships that are sunken are considered to be a component of a gigantic fleet led by the Dynasty of Ming and Admiral Zheng He that arrived at Malindi in 1418. Chinese Shipwreck coins

Moreover, the year 1433 and 1405, Zheng He led thousands of sailors on an expedition just to encourage business and acknowledgment of the recent dynasty, which had taken control and influence in 1368.

Zheng’s 7 voyages scored a towering point in Chinese rule. However, imperial leaders lost their attention in the outside world and avoided additional exploration almost a half century before Columbus arrived at the Modern World.

Zheng’s legend has been deeply endorsed by the government of China in current years as an indication of China’s belief of non-aggression abroad; although past records demonstrate the wealth fleets that accepted considerable weapons and contributed in at least 3 main military actions. 

Below are the specific names of their wrecks and most of them well-known and the estimated dates of their cargoes were produced. 

  • Rang Kwien/Song Doc (started from1380 until 1400)
  • Turiang/Ko Si Chang II (started from 1400 until1420)
  • Nanyang/Longquan (started from1430 until1450)
  • Ko Khram (started from 1450)
  • Royal Nanhai (started from1460)
  • Pandanan (started from 1470)
  • Lena Shoal/Santa Cruz/Brunei (started from1488 until1505)
  • Ko Samui/Xuande/Gujangan (started from 1506 until 1521)
  • Shipwreck .92 Grams Gold Nugget from Espadarte 1558 

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Shipwreck Gold Nuggets 

This coin has a genuine and precious beauty. This Gold Nugget has a distinctive, elongated shape, eye-catching, profound and rich colour. It has also flat and hygienic surfaces to be considered as high-grade gold.  Types Of Coins Found On Ancient Shipwrecks

Coin Specification 

  • Place of Origin: Southern Oregon 
  • Height: ¼” 
  • Width: ¼” 
  • Thickness: 1/8” 
  • Issued Year: 1558 
  • Certificate 1715 Fleet 1 Reale Cob Mexico AC 384 

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Spanish Shipwreck Cargo

The Reale cob was minted in Mexico City under the reign of Philip V. It has a rounded and long shape, full cross and shield and smallest corrosion. Above all, it is derived from the Peninsular Exploration and Salvage Corporation section in 1984. It was discovered from one of the ruins which took place in 1715.

 reale cob spanish shipwreck coin

The coin also portrays the shield of Phillip V on its obverse and the Cross of Florenzada on the other side. It is like the dimension of a U.S. nickel which is ideal for wearing. The coin is said to be discovered by the fishers and has a credited by its authenticity. Most of all, it is a magnificent set of unique Spanish Treasures. 

Coin Specification 

  • Place of Origin: Mexico City 
  • Weight: 3.4125 g (0.12 oz) 
  • Thickness: 2.8 g 
  • Issued Year: 1712 

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Shipwreck Artifacts

SS Republic Arrow and Rays Half Dollars can be purchased with a certificate of authenticity. A variety of Liberty Half Dollar silver coins are now accessible from the well-known shipwreck, the SS Republic. The ship descended along the coast of Georgia in the year 1865. It is described as truly spectacular by numismatic specialist; these coins are said to be sought after such incidence. Owning one of these shipwreck silver coins allows you have a portion of American history. 

Sao Jose Shipwreck 4 and 8 Reales

The history begins when the Sao Jose cargo ship that was voyaging in India to encourage trade with Portugal’s colonies. The ship was discovered with the 4 and 8 Reale Cobs from el cazador. It is an unusual case that cargo carrying those items that were found in the Aged World and the Modern World. The gold and silver cargo is from from Mexico, Peru, Spain.

It was 1622 when the Portuguese Sao Jose ship was sailing to India with its precious treasure of coins. It was led by Fracisco Da Gama, the grandson Vasco Da Gama, one of the well-known Portuguese voyagers. Unfortunately, the ship was captivated by the Dutch and British but, before those treasures could be robbed, the ship descended at the floor of the sea where it lay until 2005 when it was recovered.

In fact, the rare 4 and 8 Cob shipwreck gold coin bullion were preserved and authorized by NGC. A smaller amount of the shipwreck items were found in large quantity, and as an effect, global demand for such items went up. So, if you prefer the idea of shipwrecked treasures, simply invest in those coins while they still exist. Potosi mint in Bolivia minted large quantities of silver reales.

SS John Barry Silver Riyal

Silver Riyal is considered as the undisclosed Shipwreck of World War II. It were furtively minted in Philadelphia since 1944 and transported off on the SS John Barry in an attempt to compensate the workers who were making the fuel win the war.

However, SS John Barry never arrived at its target destination and it sank miles off the coast. These precious silver coins were only just recovered.


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