SHIPWRECK TREASURE VOC Hollandia Sank in Scilly Isles 1743AD Silver Ducaton Spain, Philip IV Flanders Mint 1655AD

£350.00

Code: HMC659

SHIPWRECK TREASURE VOC Hollandia Sank in Scilly Isles 1743AD Silver Ducaton Spain, Philip IV Flanders Mint 1655AD

42x43mm, 29.05g

The Hollandia, sunk in 1743 off the Scilly Isles, southwest of England.
Blown off course on her way to the East Indies, the Hollandia struck Gunner Rock and sank in about 110 feet of water 1½ miles east of the rock on July 13, 1743. There were no survivors.
The first sign of the wreck came in 1971, when divers under Rex Cowan located the wreck site and within a couple years salvaged over 35,000 silver coins among the nearly 130,000 guilders (dollar-sized units) recorded to be on board the Hollandia. A great majority of the coins were Mexican “pillar dollars,” but there were also some silver cobs, including the scarce Mexican transitional “klippes” of 1733-1734 and a few Guatemala cobs, in mixed condition.

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