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1712 | Mexico 8 Escudo | NGC MS-64


1712 Mexico Gold Cob 8 Escudo
From the 1715 Fleet Shipwreck

Discover a remarkable piece of history with the 1712 Mexico Gold Cob 8 Escudo, a treasure from the legendary 1715 Fleet Shipwreck. Certified by NGC in Mint State 64, this coin represents the pinnacle of numismatic rarity and historical significance. As the finest known specimen from this date, it offers a unique glimpse into the maritime history of the early 18th century.

The coin's obverse features an intricately detailed Coat of Arms, showcasing the rich heraldic tradition of the Spanish Empire. The artistry of the bar-end cross reverse is equally impressive, displaying a level of craftsmanship that is rare for coins of this era. The striking detail and preservation of this coin highlight its status as a near-gem piece, making it a standout in any collection.

The reverse of this 1712 Gold Cob 8 Escudo features a prominent cross, a symbol deeply rooted in Spanish colonial coinage. The well-defined cross, framed by additional design elements, enhances the coin’s historical and cultural significance. This detailed and well-preserved reverse design adds to the coin’s visual appeal and historical value, underscoring its status as a near-gem piece.

What sets this coin apart is its exceptional strike quality, a testament to the skill of the minters at the Mexico City Mint. The high-relief-like appearance of the Coat of Arms on both sides of the coin adds to its visual appeal and historical value. This level of detail and preservation is rarely seen in coins recovered from shipwrecks, making this 1712 Gold Cob 8 Escudo a true numismatic treasure.

The 1715 Fleet Shipwreck, from which this coin was recovered, is one of history's most famous maritime disasters. The fleet was carrying vast amounts of treasure from the New World to Spain when it was struck by a hurricane off the coast of Florida. The discovery and recovery of coins like this 1712 Gold Cob 8 Escudo provide a tangible connection to this dramatic event, offering collectors a chance to own a piece of history. This coin holds significant monetary value and serves as a historical artifact, preserving the legacy of the Spanish Empire's vast transatlantic wealth and the perils of maritime exploration.

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