1715 SPANISH PLATE FLEET SHIPWRECK EAST COAST FLORIDASILVER 8 REALES COB COIN DENOMINATION: 8 Reales DATE: Reign of Philip V MINT: Mexico ASSAYER: J WEIGHT: 21.55 Grams COMPOSITION: Silver COBB COIN COMPANY INC. Certificate of Authenticity Mel Fisher, Dolores Fisher, Eugene Lyon, Duncan Mathewson
THIS IS THE 300TH COMMEMORATION YEAR OF THE LOSS OF THE 1715 SPANISH PLATE FLEET: 1715 ~ 2015 REMBERANCE AND EDUCATION EVENTS PLANNED ON THE TREASURE COAST, FLORIDA
A COB COIN: fashioned by hand in colonial Mexico from the silver of the mines. The rough irregular shape is the beauty of this coinage; you will never find two exactly alike. Lost in a nightmare of a maritime disaster - the sinking of the entire Spanish Plate Fleet in 1715- surfacing in the hands of a diver nearly 300 years later - from the site of the Nuestra Señora de las Nieves.
SPANISH CONQUEST AND TRADE: the era of the flow of riches from the New World to the Spanish crown. The shipwrecks are the heritage of Florida. The trade route followed the coast and the Spanish flag flew over the land. The shores and waters of Florida hold treasures from the many ships lost on the return voyage to Europe. SHIPWRECK SALVAGE: A treasure coin is a symbol of the fury of the sea and the dedication of those who seek to recover history ... read more