1700-1713 Colombia 2 Escudos NGC MS-63 – Likely ex. 1715 Fleet!
Item #CC-0246 | 1700-1713 Colombia 2 Escudos – Likely ex. 1715 Fleet!
Mint: Nuevo Reino
Assayer: Not visible
Ruler/Period: Philip V
For details on this coin from NGC, click on the serial number here: 2894192-001
Description: This is one of the most sought after gold cobs from the New World. The obverse boasts a nice centered shield, with a strongly stuck and well centered cross on the reverse. The most fantastic feature of this piece is the presence of coral encrustation in the devices of the obverse shield, which indicates that this coin was definitely sea salvaged! A truly wonderful piece that was likely recovered from the wrecks of the 1715 Fleet.