El Cazador Shipwreck - "The Wreck that changed the World" - 1/2 Reales coin - Dated 1783

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  • Denomination: 1/2 Reales
  • Dated: 1783
  • Reign: Carolus III
  • Mint: Mexico
  • Assayer: F.F.
  • Weight: 1.5 gm
  • Grade: Ultra
  • Mount: Coin mounted in 14K Gold
  • History: The El Cazador departed Veracruz for New Orleans on the 11th of January, 1784, carrying 450,000 silver pesos, never be heard from again.  By 1800, Spain could no longer control colonial Louisiana, and was forced to cede it back to France. In 1803, the US purchased Louisiana from Napoleon's France, this doubling the size of the 

EC-17197

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