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 Posted 01/07/2020  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MasterKromm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ jfransch

True, you can't go wrong with gold doubloons. I have one more 8 escudos example (unfortunately cleaned by someone years ago), the others are smaller 4 escudos.

Colombia 8 Escudos 27.0674 grams .8750 gold



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 Posted 01/08/2020  02:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GERMANICVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a coin with a story - a 1750 doubloon or 8 escudos coin minted at the New World mint of Santiago de Chile in 1750, and recovered from the wreck of the 'Nuestra Senora de la Luz' in 1993.

A brief description of the coin and the wreck I wrote a few years ago:

It is estimated that up to 1/3 of the gold and silver which the Spanish plundered from the New World never made it to Spain. Pirates, and the hardships of the long and perilous journey back to Europe took its toll of the rest. The Spanish ship Nuestra Senora de la Luz was one such loss. The Luz went down in a storm while at anchor of the coast of Montevideo, on the estuary of the River Plate (Rio de la Plata) in 1752. The wreck was located in 1992 and salvaged between 1992/93.

This find was remarkable because of the large quantity, and beautiful condition of the gold 8 and 4 Escudos coins which were salvaged. Most of the coins had been minted at the newly created New World mint at Santiago de Chile. The coins were dated mostly 1750 and 1751. Approximately 800 coins dated 1751 were salvaged, and 100-150 dated 1750.
Because of the conditions of the coins, it is estimated that the ship was lost in 1752.

Along with the santiago gold, a small number of Lima and Bogota 8 and 4 Escudos, as well as Lima and Potosi silver cobs were also salvaged. In addition, some beautiful gold ornaments and boxes, as well asl gold ingots were retrieved from the bottom of the ocean.

The government of Uruguay which had ownership of the treasure, comissioned the auction hourse of Sothebys to sell the coins, ingots and other objects in 1993. Here is an example of a Santiago 8 Escudo from that sale. It is dated 1750. Sothebys offered buyers the option to have the coins profesionally cleaned, or to buy them as they were retrieved from the sea after 240 years. I chose to have my specimen uncleaned, and you can see the marine deposits on the coin.






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 Posted 01/08/2020  10:24 am  Show Profile   Check beem's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add beem to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1958 Ethiopia $100 - 40 Grams, 90%



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 Posted 01/08/2020  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jfransch to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
GermanicVS.....Great coin with a lot of history from La Luz. Some great stories about that wreck and the salvage operation to retrieve the coins.

Here is another Spanish Colonial Gold Doubloon, this one Ferdinand VII Armored bust variety


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Union of South Africa -- 1 krugerrand (1oz Au), 1974:



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 Posted 01/09/2020  11:10 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GERMANICVS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for your comments, jfransch.

I really like that Mexico City doubloon. Excellent state of preservation!, with
the very characteristic Mexico bust of Fernando VII.
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 Posted 01/09/2020  1:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MasterKromm to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ pepactonius, jfransch, beem, GERMANICVS

Nice coins! I especially like the 1750 8 escudos and it's story, thanks GERMANICVS.

Up next, one of two French 100 Francs I possess.

France 1910 100 Francs 32.2581 grams of .9000 gold



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Here is another Spanish Colonial Gold Doubloon, Carlos IIII Mexico City. Having grown up in the 50's watching Mickey Mouse Club Series "The Hardy Boys" I have had a life long fascination with "Gold Doubloons and Pieces of Eight".




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United Kingdom -- 5 sovereigns, 1984:

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French (2nd) Empire -- 100 francs, 1855:

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@pepactonius,

Really like that UK 5 sovereigns gold piece.

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