The Sao Jose was part of a large fleet that left Lisbon in 1622, transporting royal treasure for the Portuguese Empire. Attacked by Dutch and British ships, the Sao Jose fought valiantly, but met her demise on a coral reef off the Mozambique coast.
Four hundred years later, the Sao Jose was discovered. The shipwreck yielded a rare treasure, representing an exceptional collection of coins from both Old and New world mints.
Each two coin set contains a silver Four Reale and an Eight Reale, both recovered and pedigreed to the Sao Jose Shipwreck. Each coin has been certified genuine by NGC and comes in a beautiful wooden display case with certification and paperwork documenting the rich history of the ship.
Coins pictured are the exact coins you will receive.