1556-1743 Spain 1 Reale Princess Louisa NGC Genuine Salvor's Reserve Hoard

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Princess Louisa Shipwreck Coin from the Salvor’s Reserve Collection!

In 1743, the Princess Louisa—a three-masted, two-decker merchant vessel—sank off the coast of the Cape Verde Islands with 20 chests filled with nearly 70,000 ounces of Spanish silver coinage on board. Recovered more than 225 years later, the coins quickly disappeared into private collections – but the Chief Salvor kept some of the very best for himself. That Salvor’s Reserve Collection is now available! This shockingly affordable silver 1 Real coin comes dated between 1556 and 1743. Authenticated and certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as “Genuine,” it also comes certified as being a part of the Princess Louisa Salvor’s Reserve Hoard! Date will vary

  • COINS FROM A PRIVATE HOARD – Not only are these coins from the famous Princess Louisa Shipwreck, but they are coins of better quality that were set aside during their recovery and conservation phase by the chief salvor for his own private hoard. The Princess Louisa sank in 1743 along with 20 chests of Spanish Reales. The shipwreck was located in 1996 and the first salvage operations began in 1998 with the final coins being recovered in 1999. These pieces are the “best of the best” from one of the world’s most famous treasure ships.
  • AUTHENTIC SHIPWRECK COINS CERTIFIED AND PEDIGREED BY NGC – Each coin in this Princess Louisa Shipwreck Salvor’s Reserve Collection has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as being an authentic coin from the famous Princess Louisa Shipwreck and has been sonically sealed in an acrylic coin holder that includes an exclusive merchant ship label.
  • CENTURIES-OLD SHIELD TYPE “COBS” STRUCK BY HAND IN FINE SILVER – These coins are silver shield type “cobs” struck from 1556 to 1743. Each features a Shield design and was struck by hand so no two coins are exactly alike. A cob was a coin cut from a silver bar and then quickly stamped and clipped by the minter so that it was about the same uniform weight as other similar cobs cut from the same bar. These coins were intended to be melted down to make regular circulating coinage. Coins like these often circulated in the New World where they were hoarded due to the lack of circulating English coins. Each is struck in about 3.43 grams of 93.06% fine silver.

Get the best of the best of the Princess Louisa Shipwreck with this Princess Louisa Shipwreck Spanish Silver Real from the Salvor’s Reserve – add it to your cart!

Year of Issue (Dates May Vary)
Country Spain
Composition Silver
Purity 0.9306 
Condition Graded
Grade Genuine
Pedigree Genuine
Denomination 1.00
Currency Type Reale
Coin Weight 3.41 Grams - g
Dimensions Various
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