Denomination: 8 Reales
Reign: Philip V
Mint: Mexico City
Date: Fully dated 1733
Grade: Very Fine
Mount: 14K gold
Description: Fully dated Spanish Pillar dollar
History: On the Thirteenth of July 1733, the New Spain Fleet left Havana, Cuba, on its return voyage to Spain. Sensing a change in the winds as the flotilla approached the Florida Keys, Lieutenant-General Rodrigo de Torres instructed the envoy to turn back towards Havana, seeking refuge from an oncoming storm by sailing as close to the winds as possible.
This artifact was recovered over 240 years later by Treasure Salvors, Inc., and has been conserved, and as such has been recorded as a unique artifact from the site C2044.