1715 Fleet Shipwreck- 2 Escudos - NGC Certified AU - Assayer "J" - Mounted in 18K gold with white gold (hand engraved) prongs and bale.

Denomination: 2 Escudos                                                         

Reign: Charles II type 

Mint: Nuevo Reno                                                                           

Assayer: J (1705-1723) Assayer for 1715 Fleet coins

Date: (1700-13)                                                                                   

Weight: 6.44 g

Grade: NGC Certified - AU details - 5863769-005

Mount: 18K gold frame with 18K gold (hand engraved) prongs and bale

Description: Philip V -  2 Escudos. Obverse: Full bold shield. Reverse: Full bold Jerusalem Cross.

History: On July 27th the combined Fleet of Don Antonio de Echeverz and Captain-General Juan Estevan de Ubilla weighed anchor in Havana.  The convoy heads northeast, bound for the Gulf of Florida and then to Spain. At 2:00 am on July 31st, violent hurricane force winds blow from the East-north-east. One after another the ships are driven onto the shore of Florida into the jagged reefs.  Ten of the eleven ships are pounded to death, some with all hands. The treasure of these ships is spread over miles of beach spewed out over rocks, shallows, and sand. Some are recovered by a salvage operation in 1716. But most lie in these waters, undisturbed for another 265 years.