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Shipwreck Coin - Spanish Silver Pillar Dollar (Piece of Eight) From The 'Hollandia' Wreck 1739AD. £220.00
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Shipwreck Coin - Spanish Silver Pillar Dollar (Piece of Eight) From The 'Hollandia' Wreck 1739AD.

Diameter - 38x39mm
Weight - 26.13g

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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