Mexico (colonial), Philip V (1700-1746), silver 8 Reales

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Mexico (colonial), Philip V (1700-1746), silver 8 Reales, Mexico City mint, 1742 Mo-MF, crowned coat of arms. Rev. Crowned hemispheres between Pillars of Hercules, 26.77g (A&C 1461; KM 103). Very…
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Description

Mexico (colonial), Philip V (1700-1746), silver 8 Reales, Mexico City mint, 1742 Mo-MF, crowned coat of arms. Rev. Crowned hemispheres between Pillars of Hercules, 26.77g (A&C 1461; KM 103).

Very Fine, saltwater damage. Presumed to come from the Hollandia shipwreck, the item does not come with a certificate.

Most likely from the Dutch East India ship Hollandia which sunk off the Isles of Scilly on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Batavia in July 1743. On 3 June 1743 she left Texel as part of a Batavia bound fleet carrying a large amount of trade coins and several important passengers. On 13 July 1743 she became separated from the fleet and struck Gunner Rock near Annet, Isles of Scilly in the early hours of the morning, sinking nearby. The wreck was discovered in 1971 by Rex Cowan, a London attorney.

Specification

Date 1742
Coin Group

World

Denomination

8 Reales

Country

Mexico

Metal

Silver

Mint Mark

Mexico City

Weight 26.77 g

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