Lucayan Beach Shipwreck Treasure, 1628. Spanish Silver 8 Reales ‘Cob’. COA.
Lucayan Beach Shipwreck ‘Pirate’ Treasure, 1628. Spanish Silver 8 Reales ‘Cob’. With Spink & Son Certificate Of Authenticity, With Display Box And Outer Paper Cover.
Coin weight: 26.59 grams. Diameter 38mm at the widest, 28mm at the shortest.
This coin is sold guaranteed genuine. The coin photographed in the listing is of the coin for sale.
“The Lucayan Beach wreck/treasure, sunk off Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. Since the accidentally discovery in 1964 of around 10,000 silver cobs (dated up to and including 1628) in 10 feet of water just 1,300 yards from the Lucayan Beach Hotel, the mystery of identifying the lost vessel has never been solved. Because of the date, popular opinion associates the wreck with the taking of the Spanish 1628 Fleet in Matanzas Bay, Cuba by the Dutch pirate/national hero Piet Heyn, who reported losing two of the vessels on the way back to Europe. Three names proposed for the ship(s) by various sellers over the years were the Van Lynden, the Santa Gertrude (or Gertrudis) and the Romario, with scant evidence to support the attributions.”
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