Spanish cob private collection - Beachcomber Series - 2 Reales - Unknown Shipwreck - Mounted in 14K gold.


Denomination: 2 Reales                                                                       

Date:  1666         

Mint: Potosi                                                                                          

Weight: 4.62 g

Reign: Carlos II                                                                            

Assayer: "E"  Erqueta (1652-1679)

Mount: 14K Gold                                                   

Description: Private collection. 2 Reales Cob. Pillar and Wave design. Obverse:  Greek Cross with Assayer visible. Reverse: Pillars and Waves design with date xx66 visible.  

History: This coin is a certified member of the “Beachcomber Series” by Shipwreck Treasures of the Keys. It has been numismatically certified as authentic to its time period and demonstrates evidence of environmental wear and corrosion consistent with marine wear related to a shipwreck. Coins of The Beachcomber Series do not have official salvager documentation proving their origin from a legal underwater shipwreck recovery. These coins may have been discovered on a beach near a wreck site, legally recovered by a salvager but now with lost documentation, or illegally obtained from a wreck site. No coin suspected of illegal removal from a wreck site will be included in this series. Each coin is certified as an authentic artifact that has survived a shipwreck. The Beachcomber Series also allows for the creation of a database to further our understanding of shipwrecks and their contents, both locally and globally, providing an additional benefit for collectors and researchers alike.