Click title/picture for details. offer US $217.11 Here is a rather fascinating 1711 Silver Rider Ducaton. In the second picture one can see the image of a knight on horseback with a sword that gives the coin its name. The first picture shows the clear 1711 date and more rampant lion images which were often used on Dutch coins. That 1711 date is fateful indeed because in November of 1711 the ship this coin was traveling on hit the rocks and was sunk on a small Scottish island in the North Atlantic ocean. The porous surface on parts of the coin testify to its years beneath the ocean. But for being nearly three centuries old it is in pretty good shape. This coin was carefully obtained from a secure source and is absolutely guaranteed to be authentic.
Click title/picture for details. offer US $60.00 Pieces of Eight or 8 Spanish Reales. There were minted in the late 1770's to 1783. According to information I found on these coins, in 1784 a Spanish ship set sail from Vera Cruz, Mexico to New Orleans, which was then still a Spanish Territory, but it never arrived, and it was assumed to have sunk off the coast of Louisiana, according to Maritime Records that were kept in Spain on all ships that were in the New World. I did find that the ship these coins came from was none other than the "EL CAZADOR", or "THE HUNTER". These coins were intended to shore up Spains land holdings in America, but since they never arrived, Spain had to eventually cede the Louisiana Territory to France, which eventually sold the Territory to the United States in 1803. One of the pieces of information to verify this was the "El Cazador" I found was from an article in the New York Times. The article stated that the Captain of a trawler called the "MISTAKE" caught her nets on something and finally got them loose. What they pulled up was hundreds and hundreds of silver coins. They eventually found cannon and the ships bell to verify that the the ship was indeed the "EL Cazador" .
Click title/picture for details. offer US $25.00 This 1775 half penny was found at Indian River Inlet in Deleware and has been linked to the Faithful Steward Shipwreck that wrecked on the beach in the late 1700's.