THE COINS OF SUNKEN TREASURE SHIPS
Joanna, wrecked 1682.

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: MEXICO - TO 1823
Design Description: Shield and Cross
Item Description: 0.9310 Silver 8R 1681MO L , KM 46, Menzel MX-224
Full Grade: NGC INELIGIBLE TYPE
Owner: oldgoatsboats

Set Details

Custom Sets: THE COINS OF SUNKEN TREASURE SHIPS
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC World Coin Census

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Note: COIN IS INELIGIBLE FOR ENCAPSULATION

DESCRIPTION
Date: 1681
MONARCH: Charles II
ASSAYER: Martin Lopez(1677-1705)
WEIGHT: 20.6g.

THE 1682 SHIPWRECK OF THE BRITISH EAST INDIAMAN JOANNA
The Joanna sunk on June 8 1682 while on her way to Surat on the West coast of India. She got separated from her convoy and sank in rough seas on a reef off the Southern most tip of South Africa sending 24 people to their death. Eventually, 104 survivors reached the Dutch colony of Cape Town, from which a salvage party was soon dispatched. The Joanna's cargo consisted of 70 chests of silver coins, of which the salvage party reported having recovered only about 28,000 guilders' worth.

In November 1982 the wreck was relocated. Sealit, an amateur diving syndicate, the South African Cultural History Museum and the National Monument Council worked closely together on the excavation. The group of South Africans divers led by Gavin Clackworthy, brought up silver ingots and over 23,000 silver cobs, most of them Mexican 4 and 8 Reales of Charles II in generally low grade condition.










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