My First World Coin - 1783 8R Cazador Shipwreck

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by bradgator2, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    There were several threads relating to this shipwreck and some of the silver. It’s a fun story to read how they found it.

    It is the very first foreign piece I have ever purchased.

    - I loved the old Anacs holder
    - I have always wanted a shipwreck piece
    - I wanted to make sure I could read the date and see details of the coin
    - I wanted a big hunk of silver... not some tiny piece
    - It is the oldest thing I now own
    - I found it kinda hilarious that Anacs actually put a grade on it

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That's a pretty nice piece for a shipwreck coin!
    Congratulations!
     
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  4. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice coin
     
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  5. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Lots of history there and a great first piece for your world collection. :)
     
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    It has the typical seawater corrosion, but for an El Cazador piece, that's not bad at all. Pretty typical quality for the finds from that wreck. When I owned one, it was also in an old small white ANACS holder like that, and looked about the same. Most were 1783 8-reales pieces.

    Cool piece of history there.
     
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  7. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    That is quite a fine addition there @bradgator2. Your coin is certainly one of the better El Cazador 8 reales I've seen. Plenty of these coins are barely recognizable due to the nearly two centuries of saltwater exposure.
     
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  8. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    Yeah, I saw plenty like that. I had zero interest in a coin where I couldn’t even tell what it was. I was thinking about a SS Republic piece. Those coins look amazing. But still a tad pricey.
     
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  9. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    That's an awfully nice First World Coin.
     
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  10. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Dark Side!
     
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